Imagine donning PPE and stepping into a bustling hospital room, poised to handle an emergency—only, it's all a simulation. Welcome to the new frontier of nursing education, where serious games like UbiSim, a nursing virtual reality (VR) platform, are shaping the next generation of nurses.
A meta-analysis found that “the knowledge and skills performance outcomes supported the use of serious games, which were found to be superior to conventional educational interventions.”
Serious games are digital or physical games designed for purposes other than mere entertainment. These are often used in sectors such as defense, education, scientific exploration, health care, emergency management, and more.
In the context of nursing education, serious games provide a unique blend of theory and practice, fostering an immersive learning environment. Serious games have been shown to improve technical and interpersonal skills while also enhancing learner motivation. Moreover, they’re easy for nursing students to use, and user satisfaction is high.
UbiSim is a leading platform offering immersive virtual reality (VR) simulations specifically for nursing education. With a strong focus on realism and interactivity, UbiSim's platform provides numerous advantages:
Dr. Tina Barbour-Taylor, Lecturer at the University of West Florida shared about her experience with our editor: “If we were to have to send [scenarios] out to a software company and get them programmed for us, then that's a time period that we have to wait for it to come back. And to be able to do it on the fly instantly, then that gives us the ability to teach the students what we really want them to learn.” Read the whole case study.
"Simulation helps learners prepare for the NCLEX because it is that standardized patient, that standardized environment. The more that they can practice through that whole nursing process, it makes them increase their clinical judgment and helps answer the questions on the NCLEX." - Amy Lee, Nursing Department Chair, Minot University
Nursing education is undergoing a significant transformation, with serious games at the forefront of this change. Platforms like UbiSim demonstrate the vast potential of merging technology and education to create impactful learning experiences. As the line between play and progress blurs, the future of nursing education looks brighter than ever.