The methodology of simulation education has gained widespread recognition within the field of healthcare as a powerful tool for reinforcing clinical knowledge, improving team communication, and teaching decision-making skills. Simulation is an educational methodology, not a technology. Simulation can be used not only to teach clinical skills, but also teamwork and communication. It can also be used to standardize training, meet evidence-based guidelines, and target specific goals. Simulation is one of the most powerful tools we have to help save lives.
When it comes to the issue of limited clinical placement, a study by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) found that up to 50% of traditional clinical hours in pre-licensure nursing programs can be replaced by high-quality simulation according to Best Practices.