Abstract

This article offers a look at an innovative educational process that uses the high-fidelity human patient simulator in a community health nursing course. This course includes a clinical practicum during which students conduct skilled nursing visits as part of a visiting nurse–home care agency experience. To better prepare for this experience, the assistant professor for the course and the simulation technology coordinator collaborated to develop a simulated home visit. Use of the human patient simulator gives students an opportunity to conduct an initial home visit in a nonthreatening environment.

Keywords: simulation; high-fidelity; home visit; community health; nursing student; props; fidelity; baccalaureate; medication education; congestive heart failure