Center for Clinical Learning
What is a Standardized Patient?
A Standardized Patients (SP) is an individual who is trained to act as a patient or family member for the instruction, assessment, or practice of communication and/or examining skills of a health care provider.
Standardized Patients provide students in nursing and other health professions with the opportunity to develop and practice, interviewing, physical examination, counseling, education and non-invasive technical skills.
The SP will be prepared to take on the characteristics of real patients, portray various cases in a consistent manner to different students, and provide evaluation feedback to students on their interactions.
The SP position requires a flexible work schedule, and the ability to portray a variety of cases in a realistic manner
Become a Standardized Patient at Rutgers School of Nursing
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