Using Clinical Simulation to Enhance Psychiatric Nursing Training of Baccalaureate Students

Melinda Hermanns, Mary L Lilly, Bill Crawley

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This article discusses a simulated attempted suicide scenario used in an inpatient psychiatric setting for an undergraduate psychiatric mental health nursing course. This simulation may be adapted for medical and nonmedical settings for continuing education. The experience was planned, implemented, and evaluated within a caring framework. Faculty, along with a clinical expert, designed the activity to minimize intrapersonal anxiety and to maximize individual learning, peer awareness, and cooperative responses to emergent leadership within the group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • " over-the-door" hanging
  • Nursing students
  • Psychiatric mental health simulation
  • Simulated suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation

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