Game based simulation provide nursing students experience well-designed and feel-safe space for learning (Bauman, 2010).Game-based simulation uses 3D virtual patients in a synthetic environment to give undergraduate nursing students virtual clinical practice opportunities. Reference: Bauman, E. (2010).Virtual reality & game based clinical education. Clinical Teaching Strategies in Nursing(3rd ed). New York, Springer.
Penn Nursing's Helene Fuld Pavilion for Innovative Learning and Simulation is a pioneering educational center featuring high-tech simulation equipment to provide nursing students with exposure to the field in a safe, controlled setting.
The nursing profession is facing multiple challenges in the years ahead. From the Affordable Care Act and its focus on the introduction of electronic medical records, to the aging US population, many people question what healthcare will look like in the future.
Independent attainment of Continuing Education Hours is a valuable motivator for nurses to seek out educational opportunities. These credits, obtained often through online sites, allows nurses flexible, inexpensive, and interest specific learning environments.
This image depicts Second Life as an innovative teaching-learning activity that adds a real-life component to online nursing education programs. Nurse educators can use Second Life virtual learning environments to create clinical simulation scenarios and enhance discussions within online courses.