Strategies to incorporate virtual simulation in nurse education

Cynthia Foronda, Eric B. Bauman

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Virtual simulation, using avatars through synchronous, multiplayer virtual worlds, is an engaging and meaningful way to teach high-level skills online in nurse education. The aim of this article was to present strategies for incorporation of virtual simulation in nurse to education and to provide an approach to get started. Virtual simulation may be used by educators to enhance lecture or web-based courses, replicate high-risk clinical experiences, act as clinical makeup, foster intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary education, and address practical challenges and barriers to contemporary nursing education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-418
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Avatars
  • Education
  • Gaming
  • Integration
  • Nursing
  • Online
  • Simulation
  • Virtual
  • Web-based

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Education
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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