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.
Applications to join the Simluated Patient Register with the School of Nursing and Midwifery are now closed for 2018/19. Applications will reopen in July 2019 for the academic year 2019/20.