Selection of virtual simulation products: making the right choice

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Nurse educators may need to select quality learning activities such as virtual simulation products. Adopting the best simulations for students is expected, yet faculty may not have the knowledge, skills, and experience to make informed decisions. With the rapid shift to online learning due to the COVID pandemic, educators need to select the most appropriate materials to best support student learning. Various virtual simulation products exist yet the limited available literature provides insufficient guidance in product selection. Identifying and addressing the different selection considerations will help educators select the most appropriate virtual simulation product. Virtual simulations offer a new, innovative teaching methodology. Nurse educators can utilize the selection criteria outlined in this manuscript to determine the best product for use.

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