Why Nursing Educators Will Continue Using Virtual Simulation After the Pandemic

Sentinel U

Published June 1, 2021

During COVID-19, nursing simulation faculty and staff quickly realized that virtual reality in simulation is where the industry’s future is headed. As many nursing programs scrambled to find suitable clinical replacements, virtual simulation presented a method of learning that met pandemic safety requirements and protocols. Since this pivotal shift in healthcare education, both learners and educators have experienced the benefits of virtual simulation. Many found new, creative ways to use virtual simulation to enhance nursing curricula and learning outcomes. This article discusses emerging ideas on the uses of virtual simulations, as presented during a May 2021 HealthySimulation.com webinar.

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