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Impact of virtual simulation on nursing students’ learning outcomes: a systematic review
  1. Terri Kean
  1. Retired Faculty of Nursing, University of Prince Edward Island, Harrington, PE C1A 4P3, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Terri Kean, Retired Faculty of Nursing, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada; tkean1965{at}

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Background and purpose

  • This is a summary of Foronda C, Fernandez-Burgos M, Nadeau C, et al. Virtual simulation in nursing education: a systematic review spanning 1996 to 2018. Simulation in Healthcare. 2020;15(1):46.

  • Despite its growing use, there is limited synthesised knowledge on the effectiveness of virtual simulation (VS) as a pedagogical approach in nursing education.

  • Measuring the effectiveness of VS as a nursing pedagogy may contribute to the development of best practices for its use and enhance student learning.

  • This systematic …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.