The History of Nursing Education in the U.S.

Depiction of Nursing Education, stethoscope and course book

The practice of nursing has overcome many challenges on its path to becoming a respected profession. A field dominated by women, nurses often found themselves bound by traditional gender roles and seen as inexpensive healthcare workers. Over the years, a profound change in society, technological advances and the healthcare environment has transformed the field of … Read more

Behind the Scenes: Virtual Intelligent Agent for American Sentinel

Virtual Intelligent Agent Development Gears between two heads

WCET recently published an article explaining the story of how Healthcare Learning Innovations (then functioning as American Sentinel University) conceptualized and developed their first Virtual Intelligent Agent. From the business needs that transpired the idea, to the introduction and implementation of the final product. Read an excerpt from the story, below. In the spring semester of … Read more

Responses to Objections on Teaching With Virtual Simulation

Nursing Faculty Objection to Teaching With Virtual Simulation

Simulation as a teaching methodology prepares nurses and other medical professionals for practice in today’s complex healthcare environment. By creating a rich setting that poses no risk to patients, virtual simulation helps nursing students integrate theory with practice while making real-time clinical decisions in a safe environment. While there are many benefits, teaching with virtual … Read more

Top 5 Reasons Simulation Is Better Than Reality In Healthcare Education

simulation vs. reality comparison

With a proven history of efficiency and efficacy towards learners, educational simulation has become an integral component of preparing healthcare professionals to work with patients. Designed for students and faculty, simulation provides a safe, secure and consistent experience with each interaction. Keep reading to see why educational simulation is better than reality for achieving healthcare … Read more

Healthcare Educational Simulation Takes Flight

Simulation first became popular during the 1930s when flight simulators taught new pilots how to fly by responding to pilot controls and providing accurate instrument readings. During World War II, almost every battling nation used flight simulators to train combatant pilots. Beyond flight and military applications, other complex and high-risk industries, like nuclear power production … Read more