Nursing Simulation Resources

Nursing Simulation Scenario Library: Montgomery College

The Nursing Simulation Scenario Library is a resource for nursing educators in all settings and made possible by the generosity of the Healthcare Initiative Foundation. 

Open RN Project

The Open RN project is funded by a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Department of Education to create 5 OER Nursing Textbooks with 25 associated Virtual Reality scenarios.

Simulation Innovation Resource Center: National League for Nursing

NLN Simulation Innovation Resource Center courses are an online e-learning solution for simulation faculty and staff development.

Simulation Scenarios: Kansas Board of Nursing

The scenario library is a free service intended to provide useful information for nursing programs in the State of Kansas.

USC Standard Patient

This project is a freeware Virtual Standardized Patient (VSP) community for medical students, residents, continuing medical education and medical educators.


Nursing Portals

Florida Board of Nursing

The State of Florida’s Online Resource for Nurses, Training & Education Programs Licensure, Renewal, and Information. - For RNs by RNs

Career and continuing education information with access to Nursing Spectrum articles.

Geriatric Nursing Resources for Care of Older Adults Health

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing offers hundreds of evidence-based resources.

Nursing, History and Health Care - UPenn

Source of historical background information on issues regarding the nursing profession and the provision of nursing care.

Nursing Research

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - patient safety, staffing, Evidence-based nursing, smoking cessation.

Lippincott's Nursing Center

The premier online destination for peer-reviewed nursing journals and continuing professional development resources based on the best evidence available.


Evidence-Based Care Sheets

Published by CINAHL, the EB Care Sheets provide a summary of what is known about a disease or condition as well as the best treatment options. Each sheet incorporates the lastest evidence, statistics, research and references on a given topic. 

Quick Lessons

Published by CINAHL, the quick lessons provide general background information on approximately 180 topics - including description/etiology, statistics, risk factors, symptoms and clinical presentation, ICD-9 codes, and assessment. CEs are available.

Clinical Overviews

Clinical overview for hundreds of conditions available by specialists - updated monthly.  Includes, pitfalls, terminology, diagnosis, risk factors, diagnostic procedures, treatment goals, prognosis and prevention.