With 1,325 PDF downloads to date, “Diffusion of Innovation: Embedding Simulation into Nursing Curricula”, by Angela Renee Starkweather of Virginia Commonwealth University and Suzie Kardong-Edgren of Washington State University, is the most-downloaded article so far in 2008. Simulation can enhance learning and provides a stimulating environment for technologically proficient students. Yet, there remain a large number of nursing programs and faculty members that are resistant toward implementing simulation as a learning tool. This article provides details on the efforts to embed simulation in an undergraduate program that started with a few interested faculty at a large, multi-site nursing program.

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