Nursing Simulation Scenarios

This collection of high-fidelity simulations is aimed at preparing pre-RN nursing students for a variety of patient care challenges. The cases include resuscitation, medication administration, postpartum hemorrhage, hypoglycemia, sepsis, stroke, and hypovolemia. The descriptions include patient information, technical requirements for putting on the simulation, and a scenario flowchart. A PowerPoint supplements one of the simulations. An overview of a video set about debriefing simulations is also provided. The videos are available in the Program Support Materials Collection section. To preserve instructional security, this information is under an embargo until June 2020. To receive the full scenarios, follow the embargo instructions and/or contact
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Assessment Tool
Santa Fe Community College
Funding Source:
nursing, nursing simulation, CVA, cerebral vascular accident, medication administration, postpartum assessment, hypovolemic shock, CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hypoglycemia, cardiac arrest

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Industry Sector:
Health Care and Social Assistance (62)
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (29-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences (51)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
  • Upper division of Bachelors degree or equivalent
Time Required:
Approximately 30 minutes per scenario.
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The design and development of the high-fidelity simulations were facilitated by a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and reflect a collaborative process among faculty. Scenarios were originally developed with faculty content experts and are currently used in undergraduate nursing education at accredited colleges. Once developed and used for classroom instruction, a team comprised of subject matter experts, a curriculum designer, and project manager met routinely for three months to ensure accurate conversion of the document for ADA compliance.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Undergraduate Nursing


Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Page numbers match printed material
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Structural Markup - Navigation Text
  • Structural Markup - Lists
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Language - Passage Markup
  • Non-Decorative Images Have Alt Text
  • Complex Images, Charts, and Graphs Have Text Descriptions
  • Interactive - Keyboard
  • Interactive - Markup
  • Interactive - Text prompts

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