Nurses practising simulation based learning.

NESTLED: A European model for simulation-based learning

NESTLED is an international development project with the purpose of developing a European model for nurse educator training in the use of simulation based learning.

  • About the project

    NESTLED is a 2-year development project funded by EU’s lifelong learning program during 2013-2015. 

    The aim of the project is to develop and test the transferability of a European model for educator training in the use of simulation-based learning in nurse education. 

    The tested model can be used to quality-assure the education and skills of teachers and facilitators of simulation-based teaching - nationally and internationally. 

    The European core partners from Denmark, UK and Finland in liaison with Estonia have extensive expertise in simulation-based learning and co-operate with the simulation experts from Australia and USA.

  • Partners

    The core partners of Nestled - Nurse Educator Simulation based learning are:


    VIA University College, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Randers
    Contact: Rikke Buus Bøje, Senior Lecturer

    United Kingdom: 

    University of Huddersfield, School of Human and Health Sciences
    Contact: Andrew Sutton, Senior Lecturer


    Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Health Care and Nursing, Helsinki
    Contact: Päivi Haho, Head of Health Technology
    E: Paï

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Background and aims - NESTLED

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Researchers test simulation-based learning

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The Work Package

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