This simulation was developed to be used for nursing faculty development. The scenario focuses on a student situation in which a clinical faculty member needs to tell a student that she is not meeting the course requirements at midsemester.
Faculty like all other professionals need time and practice to be good at coaching students. This simulation is one way to help build faculty expertise. Much has been written about going from novice to expert. A classic is by Benner (1984).
There are many areas where teachers can benefit from development. Two articles below can provide additional information about this topic.
Nehring, W. M., Wexler, T., Hughes, F., & Greenwell, A. (2013). Faculty Development for the Use of High-Fidelity Patient Simulation: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 1(1), 4.