Developing online simulated practice placements: a case study

Linda Sanderson, Lisa Choma, Tim Cappelli, Sally Arrey, Ian Noonan, Stephen Prescott, Christopher Essen, Carolyn McCrorie, Andrew Bland

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council recognises that using simulated practice learning within the pre-registration nursing curriculum is a valuable way for students to develop nursing knowledge and skills. The University of Huddersfield developed simulated placements in the pre-registration nursing curriculum in 2021. Simulated placements are now embedded within all fields of the BSc and MSc programmes, providing structured, innovative learning experiences that embrace online technology in supporting the development of skills and knowledge relevant to all fields of nursing. Developing these placements has provided an opportunity for faculty staff to work collaboratively with clinical colleagues, service users and carers, academics and technologists. This article offers an overview of that work, addressing challenges, operational issues, and insight into some of the activities developed to support students' learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-643
Number of pages8
JournalBritish journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
Issue number13
Early online date6 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2023

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