Simulation has become commonplace yet must be expanded for distance/online nursing students. Evidence-based simulation entities (e-simulations, video simulation, and telepresence simulation) provide asynchronous and synchronous options. For quality assurance, the selected modality is best when aligned with Quality Matters (QM™) standards in the form of component design standards for ease of student and faculty use. A variety of simulation modalities are reviewed for component (simulation) design to provide high-quality simulation aligned with course design, delivery, and objectives for online/distance nursing students.
The full text of this publication is available on the INACSL site. However, key points include:
- Virtual simulation must be used effectively in online undergraduate nursing programs.
- The QM™ framework aids in the selection and integration of virtual simulation modes.
- Virtual simulations aligned with QM™ offer ease of implementation and evaluation.
- Virtual simulations aligned with QM™ course/component design enhance student success.
- Virtual simulation primes students to navigate technology-based health care systems.