Mennonite College of Nursing started exploring Virtual Reality technology for training nursing students at its Simulation Lab. The purpose of VR training is to provide a safe environment for students to practice nursing skills in the most effective way.
MCN provides VR training scenarios for its four undergraduate courses using simulation software, Ubisim. In one of the scenarios, students learn to perform and monitor a patient’s vital signs such as body temperature, pulse rate and breathing rate. Throughout the simulation, the students are put in situations where their decisions determine the outcome. For example, what kind of action to perform if a patient faces breathing difficulties or chest pain.
According to MCN, such kinds of virtual scenarios will not only prepare students to face unprecedented situations in real life but also help instructors to work with the students on their strengths and weaknesses. Additionally, VR training will accelerate the learning curve among nursing students and boost their confidence.
Brand: Mennonite College of Nursing
Tech: Virtual Reality