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Higher Education
January 29, 2024

New virtual training lab for RPCC nursing students

As part of a larger initiative in spatial learning, RPCC expanded its VR Mobile Sim Lab to include a permanent, fixed VR Sim Lab at Reserve. With over 50 pre-built scenarios, instructors and students can get started in the VR platform immediately. And when students are done, the VR healthcare platform allows for instructors to capture data that otherwise is counterproductive, if not impossible, to assess student performance with necessary skills. From how long the student took to make decisions, to rewatching the student’s performance, and even automatically capturing skills gaps based on objectives the instructor prescribes, faculty can focus more on the teaching, learning, and reteaching necessary to help students reach their highest potential as healthcare professionals. However, the power of this VR healthcare platform goes beyond those features. In consultation with faculty, RPCC’s Department of Innovative Teaching & Learning is developing their own healthcare experiences in VR to represent situations healthcare professionals more accurately in south Louisiana will encounter.

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Industry Challenges
June 12, 2024

UbiSim Debuts New Initiative to Support Goals of the Nursing is STEM Coalition

UbiSim's campaign kicks off at INACSL 2024 Conference to require U.S. government agencies to categorize nursing as a STEM field to help alleviate nursing shortage

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June 4, 2024

Simcast Podcast Features UbiSim Nurse Educator

UbiSim’s Lead Nurse Educator, Christine Vogel MSN, RN, CHSE, CHSOS, was invited to appear on an episode of SimCast, the higher education simulation podcast hosted by Tony Jermy and Lawrence Hill. The video podcast episode debuted on May 29, 2024.

Industry Challenges
April 28, 2024

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Communication and Collaboration in Nursing Teams

Nursing is a profession that requires not only technical skills, but also soft skills such as critical thinking, decision making, empathy, confidence, teamwork, and smooth communication. But how can less experienced nurses develop their soft skills in terms of judgment, communication, and teamwork for better patient outcomes? Simulations allow nurses to practice and improve clinical reasoning, teamwork, and resilience in a realistic, controlled, high-pressure but safe environment. That’s the value of simulation; it’s a chance to make mistakes, analyze and reflect on performance, determine the possible fixes, and build muscle memory without real-world consequences from errors.

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