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NLN Content Featured in Virtual Simulation Product from Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer Health

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vSim for Nursing/Medical-Surgical™ Based on Curricular Content Developed by the National League for Nursing


Washington, DC, February 12, 2014 — The introduction of vSim for Nursing was an occasion of great excitement among nurse educators gathered at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) last month in San Francisco. The innovative product line, co-developed by Laerdal Medical and Wolters Kluwer Health, was formally launched with vSim for Nursing/Medical-Surgical, featuring 10 virtual patient simulation scenarios and other curricular content based on Complex Care Medical-Surgical Scenarios (Volume 1) developed by the National League for Nursing.

"The League is pleased to have contributed to this critical new product," said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, on January 27, the day of the launch. "By working collaboratively, we better prepare nursing students for the ever increasing complexity of nursing practice and at the same time address the shortage of clinical placements."

vSim for Nursing/Medical-Surgical includes online interactive virtual simulations with integrated curriculum resources, pre- and post-simulation quizzes, and guided reflection questions. "Building on the NLN cases," said NLN president Marsha Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, "students gain confidence and competence through repetitive, deliberate practice."

Designed for use throughout the nursing program, vSim for Nursing
Medical-Surgical is available for individual purchase or institutional sales to nursing schools. It is sold as part of Lippincott CoursePoint, a total course solution that includes integrated course content and adaptive quizzing, or as a standalone product.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities about the development and content of vSim for Nursing/Medical-Surgical, please contact Karen R. Klestzick, chief communications officer at the NLN, at 202-909-2483 or

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 39,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, and health care organizations and agencies.