An educational or technological model of an actual situation that is used to educate new students or to predict or estimate outcomes that may be obtainable in practice. Using simulation as part of a student nurse’s clinical education creates a safe environment in which the student can make mistakes, learn from them, and build self-confidence (Ryan et al., 2010).
Ryan, C. A., Walshe, N., Gaffney, R., Shanks, A., Burgoyne, L., & Wiskin, C. M. (2010). Using standardized patients to assess communication skills in medical and nursing students. BMC medical education, 10(1), 24. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-10-24.