Evaluating Healthcare Simulation

Evaluating Simulation

This website was created to provide healthcare simulation educators and researchers with freely available instruments we have developed for evaluating different aspects of simulation-based education (SBE). We believe that it is imperative to go well beyond satisfaction and confidence when evaluating SBE as pedagogy. It is equally important that we use instruments with established reliability and validity when evaluating outcomes.

Our work, and that of other simulation researchers, has led to five instruments that have been found useful for those working in education and clinical environments. Click on the links below or the tabs above to learn more about each instrument--why it was developed, reliability and validity, and suggestions for how to best use the instruments. We believe these instruments should be freely available and you can access them though the Obtain Instrument page.



Over 1800 Tool Downloads - 40 Countries!

Evaluating the World of Simulation!

Winners of the 'Big Pitch' competition!

INACSL 2018, Toronto

IMSH 2018, Los Angeles, CA


INACSL-Strategic-Plan-June-2018.pdf


Instruments include:

Facilitator Competency Rubric (FCR): Evaluation of simulation facilitators based on a novice-to-expert competency scale

Simulation Effectiveness Tool - Modified (SET-M): Evaluation of the simulated clinical experience

Simulation Culture Organizational Readiness Survey (SCORS): Evaluation of leadership and organizational readiness to integrate simulation into the curriculum

Clinical Learning Environment Comparison Survey (CLECS): Evaluate how well learning needs are met in the traditional and simulation undergraduate clinical environments

ISBAR Interprofessional Communication Rubric (IICR): Evaluate student's communication with a physician; evaluating and measuring students’ communications.

Actions, Communication, & Teaching in Simulation Tool (ACTS): Measures performance of confederates participating in simulation.

Click here to learn more about the researchers who developed these instruments or to contact them directly. Instruments can be obtained via the Obtain Instruments tab above or by clicking here.