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Simulation Scenario Building

Use our templates to develop interprofessional simulation scenarios and curriculum.


These simulation scenario building templates are intended for educators involved in developing and running interprofessional simulations for health sciences students and trainees.


To provide simulation developers and educators with tools to develop simulation scenarios customized to meet the needs of their health sciences training program(s).

To provide simulation developers and educators with tools to develop comprehensive interprofessional simulation curriculum.


1. The Scenario Development Template (pdf) is designed to help you start developing simulation scenarios that fit your needs. (Developed by: Sharon J. Wilson, RN, MSN, FNP-BC; Diana [Taibi] Buchanan, PhD, RN; and Chia-Ju Chiu, PhD, PT)

See an Example of A Built Scenario (pdf) for a chest tube management simulation using our template.
(Developed by: Sharon J. Wilson, RN, MSN, FNP-BC; Diana [Taibi] Buchanan, PhD, RN; and Chia-Ju Chiu, PhD, PT)

2. The Scenario Storyboarding Tool (pdf) is designed to help you storyboard the scenario you are building.
(Developed by: Brian Ross, PhD, MD)

A storyboard is a sketch of how to organize a story and a list of its contents and helps you to define the parameters of a story within available resources and time, organize and focus a story and figure out what medium to use for each part of the story. For more information about storyboarding, visit the UC Berkeley Storyboarding web page.

3. The WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH) Curriculum Template (pdf) is designed to help you build a comprehensive simulation curriculum.
(Developed by: Brian Ross, PhD, MD and Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN)


These tools were developed by members of the UW Macy Grant Team with funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.