RESEARCH BRIEFSIntentional Application of Nursing Theory in Simulated PracticeSingleterry, LisaAuthor Information About the Author Lisa Singleterry, PhD, RN, CNE, is an assistant professor, Bronson School of Nursing, Western Michigan University College of Health and Human Services, Kalamazoo, Michigan. For more information, contact Dr. Singleterry at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The author has declared no conflict of interest. Online date: January 4, 2019 Nursing Education Perspectives: January/February 2020 - Volume 41 - Issue 1 - p 41-42 doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000446 Buy Metrics Abstract A simulation focused on nursing theory was designed to replace one clinical day experience for 37 senior-level baccalaureate students. Pretest-posttest self-evaluations were used in the study to rate student confidence in using Locsin's technology competency as caring in nursing theory and in describing critical care equipment and monitoring technology. A dependent t-test showed improvements in confidence using theory in practice after the simulation and debriefing session. Using one-on-one debriefing sessions, students and faculty had an opportunity to discuss how nursing theory can guide nursing practice. Intentionally developed simulation and debriefing experiences can provide students experience using nursing theory. © 2020 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.