Learning Modules

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)

  • Asthma
  • 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
  • Bioterrorism
  • CHF and COPD
  • Chronic Diabetic
  • Dementia and Urosepsis with DNR Orders
  • End of Life Care
  • Sickle Cell Crisis


  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Preeclampsia


  • 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
  • Meningitis
  • Renal Dysfunction Secondary to Glomerulonephritis
  • Sepsis Secondary to a Ruptured Appendix

Available for:
CAE Apollo, CAE HPS, CAE Juno, CAE Lucina

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