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Emerging Trends in Nursing Education: Virtual Simulation


Virtual simulation represents the latest innovation towards the future of nursing education. Simulation helps students and faculty close the gap between theory and practice. Virtual hospitals and patients can be used to allow learners to practice decision-making and prioritization of tasks in a safe environment and within a variety of contexts.

The primary drivers of simulation education are patient safety and consistency of skill application, which can be difficult to achieve in traditional nursing programs. Faculty leaders need to shift focus to adopting technology that aligns with and supports the learning outcomes that the program hopes to achieve and integrating new technologies with simulation to enhance student learning.

This program will provide nursing faculty with insight into virtual simulation and how this can be applied in their setting. This will be an interactive session with leaders in the field of virtual simulation.

This course is worth 6.0 ANCC credit hours.


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This program is, in part, sponsored by Wolters Kluwer and Laerdal. 

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 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

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