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clinical simulation, educational escape room, innovative learning, nursing education, patient safety



  1. Hawkins, Janice Evans PhD, RN
  2. Wiles, Lynn L. PhD, RN, CEN
  3. Tremblay, Beth MSN, RN
  4. Thompson, Beth A. DNP, RN, CNE


ABSTRACT: Educational versions of interactive escape room games can be used to teach and reinforce knowledge and clinical skills. In this article, the authors describe their experience creating, piloting, implementing, and evaluating a safe medication educational escape room for first-year nursing students. They highlight the steps needed to develop an effective learning experience and provide insight into lessons they've learned throughout this process.