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Clinical Simulation in Nursing

Clinical Simulation in Nursing is an international, peer reviewed journal published online monthly. Clinical Simulation in Nursing is the official journal of INACSL and reflects the mission of INACSL to advance the science of healthcare simulation. 

Clinical Simulation in Nursing has a 2022 Impact Factor of 2.6 and a 5-Year Rolling Impact Factor of 2.9, ranking favorably in the Nursing category. All articles are listed in the Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Social Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, and Current Contents/ Social and Behavioral Health Sciences.

Access for Members

Access to journal abstracts is complimentary; however, access to full text is limited to subscribers and INACSL members. INACSL members receive free access to Clinical Simulation in Nursing through Elsevier. 

Member Access

Access for Non-Members

Select Clinical Simulation in Nursing articles are available to non-members and non-members can also access a complimentary trial issue through Elsevier.

Non-Member Access

For Authors

We will review and accept articles from other health provider disciplines if they are determined to be of interest to our readership. The journal accepts manuscripts meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • Research articles and systematic reviews about simulation
  • Innovative teaching/learning strategies using simulation
  • Articles updating guidelines, regulations, and legislative policies that impact simulation
  • Leadership for simulation
  • Simulation operations
  • Real-world (practice) and academic uses of simulation

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For more information on submitting articles for consideration with Clinical Simulation in Nursing visit the "For Authors" tab on the Clinical Simulation in Nursing website.  

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Clinical Simulation in Nursing Editorial Board


Nicole Harder, RN, PhD, is the Editor-in-Chief and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba.



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