PNCI - Program For Nursing Curriculum Integration

About this module

Developed in partnership with leading educational institutions, the Program for Nursing Curriculum Integration, or PNCI, is a ground-breaking learning package that was the first to integrate prelicensure curriculum with high-fidelity patient simulation.

CAE Healthcare’s Program for Nursing Curriculum Integration (PNCI) is a powerful learning tool focused on educational concepts and established competency standards in the existing prelicensure nursing curriculum. This comprehensive program helps deans, directors and faculty of nursing programs provide the most complete education to their learners to improve the overall quality of patient care and safety.  PNCI offers turnkey patient simulation that is aligned with nursing education competencies, including assessment, fundamentals, medical-surgical, high acuity, chronic/community, obstetrics, pediatrics, and infants. The 65 evidence-based Simulated Clinical Experiences (SCEs) were designed to operate with CAE Healthcare’s line of patient manikins but can be used with other manikins as well.


Updated in 2018

Reviewed by subject matter experts and validated by CAE Healthcare’s nurse educators, the SCEs reflect the  United States’ Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals, Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) list of error-prone abbreviations, symbols and dose designations and the NCLEX Test Plan by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Materials include faculty and learner documents, a facilitator guide, scenario algorithm and patient records (lab and x-ray reports, etc.).


A Team of Expert Educations to Guarantee Your Success

Our PNCI education team is comprised of experienced Masters and Doctor prepared clinicians and faculty who are experts in simulation. Every member of the PNCI support team is dedicated to helping you apply simulation successfully within your learning environment.  To ensure smooth execution of PNCI into the curriculum, CAE Healthcare’s team of experienced nurse educators deliver onsite faculty development and ongoing consultation to answer any questions that arise.

Simulated Clinical Experiences (SCEs)

Assessment (5 SCEs)


Cardiac Assessment

Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance

Postoperative Gastrectomy

Postoperative Hip Replacement


Acute Kidney Injury

Anaphylactic Reaction to Blood Administration

Chest Pain Management of a Telemetry Patient

Chest Tube Insertion and Ongoing Care

Congestive Heart Failure Exacerbation

Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Electrolyte Imbalance of a Geriatric Patient

Gastrointestinal Bleed Secondary to Aspirin Abuse

Postoperative Chest Pain Management

Seizure Disorder and Moderate Learning Disability

Stroke on the Medical Surgical Unit


Acute Coronary Syndrome

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Cardiogenic Shock Secondary to Acute Myocardial Infarction

Cardiopulmonary Arrest

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation

Closed Head Injury with Increasing Intracranial Pressure

Gastrointestinal Bleed Secondary to Esophageal Varices

Gunshot Wound

Heroin Overdose

Intentional Overdose of a Hypnotic

Motor Vehicle Collision with Hypovolemic Shock

Multiple Patient Care Management

Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism

Second-degree Burns

Sepsis and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Stroke in the Emergency Department


Postoperative Deep Vein Thrombosis

Postoperative Hemorrhage

Postoperative Ileus

Postoperative Pneumonia

Postoperative Ruptured Diverticulum

Preoperative Cholecystectomy

Skill Validation

Suctioning and Tracheostomy Care with Hypoxia


Aggressive Patient with Tuberculosis

AIDS Dementia Complex

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Asthma Management in the Home Care Setting



Chronic Diabetic

Dementia and Urosepsis with DNR Orders

End of Life Care

Sickle Cell Crisis


Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Postpartum Hemorrhage



Abandoned Healthy Newborn

Non-Accidental Trauma

RSV Bronchiolitis

Substance Exposed Neonate


Acetaminophen Poisoning

Asthma Attack

Cystic Fibrosis

Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Pneumonia

Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance


Renal Dysfunction Secondary to Glomerulonephritis

Sepsis Secondary to a Ruptured Appendix

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CAE Apollo, CAE Athena, CAE BabySIM, CAE HPS, CAE Juno, CAE Lucina, CAE PediaSIM, CAE iStan
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