The objective in developing the top 10 situations in adult nursing for high-fidelity simulation was to highlight the most important complex clinical events for baccalaureate nursing students to experience before entering practice, regardless of where they choose to work.

The aim is to offer schools of nursing in Canada national, consensus-based recommendations, and associated teaching and learning resources, related to the use of high-fidelity simulation in the curriculum.

The top ten situations selected are not intended to address all patient populations, all sectors of nursing care, and all types of simulation modalities. Rather they target adults, including the older adult, in complex acute care situations. The identification of key situations for simulation among other patient populations as well as other simulation modalities are being planned for the future.