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 modules:

We are pleased to announce that our e-learning modules 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 modules were offered as a 13 units within 1 program/course. The modules have been re-formatted and updated, and are now offered individually. The first 2 modules: M1 – Foundation program in Simulated Patient Methodology and M2 – Creating roles for SPs are now available for registration here.



Read about our updated modules 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.

Holiday closure and greetings

The SPN email will be unattended from the 23rd Dec 2021. Emails sent during this time will be attended to after the 4th January 2022.


The SPN team wishes you a safe and happy holidays!