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clinical judgment, clinical performance, nursing students, prelicensure nursing education, simulation



  1. Victor, Joyce PhD, RN-BC, CHSE-A
  2. Ruppert, Wanda MS, RN
  3. Ballasy, Sara MS, RN


Simulation-based learning experiences are designed to prepare the student for clinical practice; however, there is little documentation of a relationship between simulation performance and performance in the clinical setting. When essential aspects of a clinical situation are replicated in simulation, students should readily understand and manage similar situations in clinical practice. This study examined the relationships between clinical nursing judgment development, simulation performance, and clinical performance.