Online computer-based simulation activities (commonly referred to as virtual simulation activities) are being used in place of face-to-face clinical or simulation activities while nursing programs are unable to have their students in clinical settings or simulation labs. Consistency in what is considered a computer-based simulation activity is needed in order to meet program objectives as well as board of nursing requirements and accreditation and simulation standards. The New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC) is recommending key components be incorporated when computer-based simulation activities are used in place of in-person clinical or simulation.