Big 10 Practice-Ready Nursing Initiative is a partnership between the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, University of Michigan School of Nursing and Purdue University School of Nursing. The initiative was formed to respond to the issues arising from nurse graduates being unprepared to practice in today’s highly complex and dynamic care environments.
Nursing students have had few opportunities to learn in hospital settings because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, as this report from reports the Maine News Center demonstrates, virtual reality simulation from OMS is allowing students at the University of New England’s School of Nursing and Population Health to learn skills that prepare them for the real world.
As their simulation program expanded, the team at JHU were looking to scale delivery of simulation quickly, using the leading technology and software available. They therefore implemented Oxford Medical Simulation (OMS) Virtual Reality scenarios in pre-licensure and advanced practice programs across the nursing school.