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Virtual Simulation for Nursing Education

Courses & Learning Solutions

What is virtual simulation in nursing?

Virtual nursing simulations are a type of clinical experience where interactions with patients are performed virtually on a computer or other digital learning environment, in ways that parallel real-world engagement.  
Simulation provides learners with a comprehensive and repeatable hands-on learning experience. This encounter allows them to practice assessment, diagnosis, and clinical procedures in a simulated space. In this immersive setting, learners perfect their skills and build confidence in a safe setting.  

What are the benefits of using simulation to teach nursing?

In general, simulation-based training boost learner engagement to the curriculum. This engagement results in a more personal involvement in their training compared to those who only experience didactic learning.2
Hardware simulation has also advanced to be even more effective. Modern CPR manikins have real-time feedback, measurement, and scoring technology built in to help motivate learners and quickly identify who needs help. Additionally, scoring further amplifies student engagement levels by providing a gamification option, such as a friendly and engaging CPR competition. This element of entertainment motivates students while reinforcing their skills on all the key components of high-quality CPR. 

Virtual Simulation Courses for Nursing:


NextGen vSim for Nursing

Provide students with the most advanced virtual simulation experience with NextGen vSim for Nursing. Trusted by nursing experts, vSim for Nursing challenges students to exercise clinical judgment and decision-making for gaining relevant clinical experience through virtual simulation with:

  • Hands-on practice as students takes on the role of a nurse in a simulated healthcare setting
  • Realistic patient encounters and interactive communication
  • Assessment and care for patients in accordance with evidence-based quality and safety standards


vSim for Nursing

Develop clinical reasoning skills, competence, and confidence in nursing students with vSim for Nursing. Help ensure your students build confidence and preparedness for practice with:

  • Real-world practice in patient-centered care
  • Realistic clinical experience – available anytime, anywhere
  • Personalized learning and precise remediation
  • True-to-life clinical experience at your control


NLN SIRC Courses 

National League for Nursing Simulation Innovation Resource Center courses are an online e-learning solution for simulation faculty and staff development. Laerdal, in collaboration with the National League for Nursing, are partners for consulting, education, and support. NLN SIRC courses are designed to challenge educators to expand their skills and meet NCSBN Simulation Guidelines standards to conduct simulations.


Lippincott Docucare

Help students build clinical reasoning skills in a simulated EHR environment with Lippincott Docucare. This innovative digital solution integrates over 150 patient scenarios with web-based academic Electronic Health Record (EHR) simulation software, allowing students to learn how to use an EHR in a safe, true-to-life setting, while enabling instructors to measure their progress.


Lippincott Coursepoint+

Lippincott® CoursePoint+ helps tomorrow’s nurses increase confidence and competence with a robust educational platform where every learning activity applies to the real world.

Using personalized learning tools for individual types of learning, Lippincott® CoursePoint+ challenges students to apply what they’ve learned to real-life scenarios, becoming practice-ready nurses, and developing essential clinical judgment skills


UMedic Cardiology Curriculum

The UMedic Multimedia Computer Curriculum is a patient-centered system that has been shown to enhance the learner's bedside examination skills while also teaching patient histories, laboratory data and treatment.

Bedside skills in UMedic are taught through video demonstrations of Harvey®, The Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator, a full-size manikin that simulates the physical findings of essentially any cardiac disease.

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