School of Nursing and Midwifery

Register of Simulated Patients

A Simulated Patient (SP) is sometimes referred to as a standardised patient or a patient actor but more often as a 'simulated patient' at Queen's. The SP plays the role of a patient interacting with one of our nursing students in our clinical skills lab or during exams to evaluate how well students have learned skills (OSCE – Objective Structured Clinical Examination).


Applications are invited from individuals wishing to be included on the School’s register of Simulated Patients (SP’s).  Individuals will be placed on a register from which temporary appointments will be made as the need arises.
Any healthy individual who is willing to make a contribution to nursing education can be a simulated patient. SPs come from all walks of life and bring a variety of experiences with them. They generally have an interest in education and personal health. They have excellent communication skills, and are patient with those who are learning new skills.


Simulated patients will be reimbursed for their time according to standard School rates for SP’s. To apply to the register, please complete and submit the Application Form and return to Eilis McConville at e.mcconville@qub.ac.uk.

Alternatively you may post your application to:

Ms Eilis McConville
School of Nursing and Midwifery,
Queen’s University Belfast Medical Biology Centre,
97 Lisburn Road,
Belfast,
BT9 7BL