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The Use of Human Patient Simulators: Best Practices With Novice Nursing Students

Bremner, Marie N. DSN, APRN, BC; Aduddell, Kathie EdD, MSN, RN-BC; Bennett, David N. PhD, RN; VanGeest, Jonathan B. PhD


Only recently have nursing educators begun to consider the enormous implications of using high-fidelity human patient simulation in general nursing education. As a first step in exploring the potential of this new technology with novice nursing students, faculty conducted a quantitative and qualitative analysis of students' reactions to a simulation. In addition, from the analysis and the review of literature, the faculty identified specific best practices for using this educational methodology with novice nursing students.

Authors' Affiliations: Professor (Dr Bremner); Associate Professor (Dr Aduddell); Professor and Chair (Dr Bennett); and Associate Professor (Dr VanGeest), School of Nursing, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.

Corresponding Author: Dr Bremner, WellStar School of Nursing, Kennesaw State University, Nursing Building #16, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152 (

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.