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Self-directed practice to lead patient encounters

With Kognito simulations, schools of health professions are equipping nursing, social work, and medical students with the skills to increase patient engagement and improve health outcomes.

Supplement core curriculum, support distance learning, and make up lost clinical hours with realistic learning in a risk-free environment.

Practice-Based & Interactive

Each role-play scenario models a real-life patient encounter, providing hands-on practice engaging with AI-powered virtual patients.

Self-Paced & Scalable

Our self-directed simulation practice is available on demand, can be accessed on mobile devices, and does not require a facilitator.


As each learner navigates the simulated patient encounter, the course of the care interaction is tracked to provide a personalized completion report with tailored feedback for improvement.

Research Proven

Empirical studies show that Kognito simulations result in statistically significant improvements in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior.

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Explore practice-based simulations that fit into your clinical curriculum

Behavioral Health

  • Topics include suicide risk, alcohol misuse, and opioid use disorder
  • Five hours of simulation content with adult and adolescent patients that can fulfill 10-20 hours of clinical time

Interpersonal & Therapeutic Communication Skills

  • Topics include patient-centered communication and motivational interviewing
  • Ten hours of simulation content with adult and adolescent patients that can fulfill 20-40 hours of clinical time


  • Kognito’s telehealth simulations help health professionals lead successful telehealth visits using evidence-based communication skills and remote care best practices.
  • Topics include adult behavioral health, adolescent substance use, and opioid use disorder

University of Michigan School of Nursing

University of Michigan School of Nursing students who completed Kognito’s simulation training reported >58% increase (p < 0.001) in confidence to screen adolescents for substance use, provide a brief intervention, and refer adolescents for substance use support services while earning 2 hours of clinical practice.

Loyola School of Social Work

1,923 students, faculty, and community-based professionals trained with a Kognito simulation by Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work showed statistically significant increases (p < 0.001) across competency, self-efficacy, and behavior, as it relates to their knowledge and use of SBIRT.

Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing

As reported in the Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 59 students were asked to complete the simulation in their mental health and psychiatric nursing course. In the third simulated conversation, which assesses student competency in SBIRT, about two-thirds of students scored 80% or above.

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