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Understanding simulation as a teaching strategy is imperative to enhance participants’ preparation and employment prospects after graduation. Health science simulation learning utilizes low to medium fidelity manikins, high-fidelity simulators, standardized patients, role-playing, and case-studies. The emphasis in these healthcare programs is to give accurate and safe care to patients, and simulation allows for the practice of this important objective in a less threatening environment, bridging the gaps between academia and professional practice to aid students in success.

Gillette College is currently seeking funding to enhance the clinical and simulation activities of its health science programming as part of the WIP-backed Registered Nursing Expansion Program. This request includes two elements to achieve these enhancements:

Simulated patient care experiences in a safe, controlled setting of suspended reality are an important means to enhance critical thinking and psychomotor skills for health science students through practical application. It also allows students to remediate in areas needed to improve retention and completion rates. To learn more, please visit Nursing - Gillette College.