This article describes the costs that nursing education leaders should consider when planning to integrate clinical simulation into prelicensure nursing curricula. This descriptive analysis demonstrates the cost calculation for simulation experiences, debriefing sessions, and evaluations of student performance. Calculations are based on resources needed to conduct simulations in two of ten schools that participated in the National Council of State Board of Nursing multisite study. The techniques and standards used to create the model of costs can be applied for comparison with the costs of clinical education and for planning to ensure that the program is financially sustainable.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Nursing (miscellaneous)