Abstract

As simulation technology is rapidly expanding, nursing programs are making large investments in this technology, which has great potential for undergraduate nursing programs. Unfortunately, this potential is underestimated and underused. With simulation technology, undergraduate students can gain and improve skills in a safe, non-threatening, experiential environment that also provides opportunities for decision making, critical thinking, and team building. This article describes how to use simulation technology to enhance undergraduate nursing education. The process for simulation technology instruction, leveling content from simple to complex, and faculty resources are discussed. An example of a simulation program is included.