Simulation is a technique to replicate real patient experiences in an interactive manner without causing potential harm to a patient. The nursing field is rapidly incorporating simulation into curriculum, and nursing educators are receiving training to use high-fidelity simulators. Benner's novice-to-expert framework can be used in the nursing curriculum to train these instructors. The clinician, faculty member, or educator may be an expert in his or her own specialty but becomes a novice in simulation pedagogy. The Bay Area Simulation Collaborative has recognized this reality and has incorporated Benner's framework into a regionwide faculty development program for hospitals and schools of nursing.