Etym. simulation (n.) noun of action from past participle stem of simulare “imitate,” from stem of similis “like.” Meaning “a model or mock-up for purposes of experiment or training” is from 1954.
- The use of a simulation modality (for example, task trainer, manikin, computer) to assist in the process of learning to complete a technical skill(s), or a procedure, which is a series of steps taken to accomplish an end (International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, 2016).
- A simulation that incorporates cognitive knowledge and technical skill into a precise sequence of actions that are safe and efficient, targeting any level of learner (Palaganas, Maxworthy, Epps, & Mancini, 2015).
Compare: PROCESS-ORIENTED SIMULATION