Creating a simulated mental health ward: Lessons learned
from Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
The future of psychiatric-mental health nursing depends on the preparation of nurses who will meet the mental healthcare needs of society. The current article discusses the development of the "Mental Health Ward," a simulated mental health experience that was offered for the first time to undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students at a Midwestern university in the United States. The Mental Health Ward is an innovative simulated hospital environment that includes the use of standardized patients and role play scenarios.
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