Nursing education is strategically positioned to prepare nursing students for management and leadership skills necessary for future professional nursing roles. This review appraised and synthesised the outcomes of using simulation in pre-licensure nursing management and leadership courses. This is an integrative review of original articles published between 2008 and 2018. In January 2019, PsychINFO, CINAHL, PubMed and SCOPUS were searched to identify relevant articles using the following terms: ‘management’, ‘leadership’, ‘simulation’, ‘nursing’, ‘education’ and ‘student’. A total of 10 articles were included in the review. Four essential themes were identified from the content analysis: acquisition of skills or understanding of delegation, enhanced teamwork or collaboration capacities, improved decision-making and problem-solving skills and increased communication skills. Incorporation of simulation in the nursing management and leadership courses has the potential to enhance nursing students’ skills regarding delegation, problem-solving capacities, decision-making and communication and teamwork.
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