The Simulated Patient Network (SPN)

The Simulated Patient Network (SPN)


Welcome to the Simulated Patient Network – SPN (previously, Victorian Simulated Patient Network – VSPN) website. The SPN aims to provide individuals interested in simulated patient (SP) practice with a network to share with and from each other. SPs are individuals trained to portray real patients. SPs contribute to health professional education in many ways. There is a spectrum of SP practices that are expanding. The SPN aims to connect SPs, educators, students, clinicians and others through this website.

SPN e-learning courses:

We are pleased to announce that our e-learning courses are now available via the e-learning platform. is accredited by the State of California DCA Board of Registered Nursing as a Continuing Education Provider #CEP17566.

Previously, the courses were offered as a 13 modules within 1 program/course. The courses have been re-formatted and updated, and are now offered individually. The first 4 courses are now available for registration here (please note that prices listed on Healthysimulation are in USD).

12 to 16 September 2022 is Healthcare Simulation Week 22 (#hcsimweek22), hosted by Society for Simulation in Healthcare. To celebrate, our e-learning platform partner, Healthysimulation is offering 10% discount for all the courses they offer. This includes the SPN courses. Use code SIMWEEK22 to receive 10% discount for our courses.

M3-role portrayal

m4-SP program management

Read about our updated courses here.

  • Read more about how SP methodology is implemented by educators here.

  • Read about the SP perspectives here.

  • SPN was featured in Read the article here.