Simulated clinical placements: how to learn from mistakes in a risk-free environment
Virtual reality and high-tech clinical simulation can build your confidence without fear of causing harm – and is gaining traction in undergraduate nursing programmes
When the history of the coronavirus pandemic comes to be written, it will surely record – after the tragedy of lives lost – countless ways in which nursing reacted and adapted in innovative ways.
In nurse education, the pandemic brought a swift halt to face-to-face teaching, with clinical placements no longer possible for many students.
But universities responded creatively. From pop-up hospital ‘wards’ to virtual reality headsets, they deployed every kind of resource to ensure nursing students could continue to learn.
Virtual simulated placements are here to stay
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