The World Health Organisation has recently published a new document on simulation in nursing and midwifery education. Simulation has been used widely in the clinical training of health-care students and professionals. It is a valuable strategy for teaching, learning and evaluating clinical skills at different levels of nursing and midwifery education. Literature shows that simulation in nursing and midwifery education provides benefits for both students and patients and can be used to train health professionals about safer and timeous interventions that comply with international recommendations, thereby increasing students’ responsibility towards clinical practice and improving overall quality of care.

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