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Computer simulation, Education, Healthcare, Nursing education, Simulation, Simulator, Human patient simulator





The purpose of this study was to review quantitative studies related to computer-based simulation and healthcare education and determine the effect of simulation on education and learning. A total of 513 references were retrieved, but only 9 quantitative studies met the inclusion criteria. To synthesize the data, the mean scores and standard deviations of the studies were used to determine the effect size, the d index, and the direction of the effect. This review indicates that 75% of the studies showed positive effects of simulation on skill and/or knowledge acquisition. The potential of computer-based simulation as an education augmentation is enormous, but research is needed to determine effective and successful uses of high-fidelity simulations for nursing education.