I designed this activity to use with new nurses as part of their orientation to the clinical arena. It is meant for them to gain a better understanding of the patient's experience of pain in the acute care setting. My experience has been that a great majority of my new nurses have not experienced the kind of pain that a patient with acute pain is dealing with. So in an effort to engender some empathy for the patient, and make it relevant to them, I devised this activity using adult learning principles. My students were very positive about the experience when we used it. This could be adapted to a variety of settings.