Brenda Wiles, MEd, MSN, RN.  Xavier University.

Simulation scenarios can be low-fidelity, medium-fidelity, high-fidelity, or computer based.  Since beginning nursing students usually benefit the most from low-fidelity simulations, simulations often increase in fidelity throughout a nursing program (Gaberson & Oermann, 2010).


A.  Research and evidenced-based practice (fee required):

B.  On-line e-learning regarding simulation development (fees required):

C. Pre-made simulations for purchase:


D.  Incorporating QSEN into the simulation scenario:

  1. Developing a QSEN competency checklist for simulation experiences by Alfes (2010).


  1. A template for simulation scenario development that incorporates QSEN competencies by Jarzemsky (2009).


  1. Integration of QSEN competencies when designing simulation scenarios by Jarzemsky (2010).

  1. Luetke and Bembenek (2012) developed a QSEN rubric to use during simulation.


E. There are simulations made by other nursing educators which are already available on the QSEN website under the teaching strategies tab.

If you wish to access the entire list of simulations, please click on the link below.

If you wish to search by a specific topic or QSEN strategy, please click on the link below.



Gaberson, K., B., & Oermann, M., H. (2010). Clinical teaching strategies in nursing (3rd ed). New York, NY: Spring Publishing Company.