This pilot study compares the implementation of active learning pedagogy based on the Nursing Education Simulation Framework using low-fidelity simulation (static manikin) and high-fidelity simulators (human patient simulator) in a pediatric fluid and electrolyte scenario.


Nursing students (N = 31) from Modesto Junior College in central California participated in a randomized, two-group experimental design using simulation design instruments developed in the National League of Nursing/Laerdal 3-year multisite study.

Results and Conclusions

Students gave high ratings to implementation of actively learning strategies with both low- and high-fidelity simulation; however this study's data reflect the HFS group's perceived active learning, collaboration, and diverse ways of learning to be of more importance than the LFS group's.