CE Webinar:

Is VR the Future of Nurse Education and Training?
A Panel Review

Presented by: Sarah Friend, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
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This CE webinar provides a panel discussion of research being conducted on Virtual Reality Simulation in nursing simulation education and training, and how SimX VR is impacting nurse training.
  • Recorded: January 11th, 2023
  • Access: FREE Open-Access Anytime!
  • Certificate: 1 Contact Hour of RN CE
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Intermediate

Presentation Abstract:

This panel presentation offers perspectives on Virtual Reality simulation research and its impacts on new and continuing nursing education and training. Panelists include nurses and nursing educators from top institutions in the U.S. The intention of this panel is to help participants gain a better understanding of Virtual Reality simulation as it compares to traditional simulation methods in the context of improving the efficacy of nursing training. As more research is conducted on VR medical simulations, educators and learners can begin to see the true impact of growing technologies on the future of nursing training and continued education.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a better understanding of the results of Virtual Reality Simulation vs Traditional Simulation Methods.
  2. Learn how Virtual Reality Simulation is improving the technical skills required for the practice of nursing.
  3. Learn how Virtual Reality is closing the knowledge and experience gap in clinical nursing education.

Meet the Presenter:

Sarah Friend, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

Client Solutions Manager at SimX VR
Dr. Sarah Friend has over a decade of experience in healthcare. She started as a nurse tech in the float pool while in nursing school at Virginia Commonwealth University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2012. After graduation, she worked in a Level-1 Burn Center at VCU Health System and completed her nurse residency program. In 2014, she moved to Seattle, Washington to attend the University of Washington's Doctorate of Nursing Practice program in the family track. For her doctoral project, she created an online evidence-based learning module for primary care providers in regards to affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming patients for a large healthcare system. Upon graduating in 2017, she started working in a community retail clinic with Kaiser Permanente. In addition to her clinical work, she precepted nurse practitioner (NP) students and worked as adjunct clinical faculty at UW teaching a health assessment course for the DNP program from which she graduated. In 2020, Sarah was deployed to assist with the COVID-19 response by working at local drive-up sites and nursing homes for testing, doing telehealth visits, and later joining the research team at the Kaiser Permanente Research Facility where she worked on the Moderna Phase 3 clinical trial for the COVID-19 vaccine.Sarah started working in women's health and also joined as adjunct faculty at VCU in the fall of 2022, teaching a health assessment course for NP students.
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Disclosures: Dr Friend is employed by SimX.

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Meet the Webinar Host:

Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B

Founder / CEO - HealthySimulation.com
Lance W. Baily, BA, EMT-B is the Founder / CEO of HealthySimulation.com, the world’s leading medical simulation resource website which supports thousands healthcare professionals a month. As an experienced entrepreneur, digital media producer and administrative professional, Lance has the background and the experience necessary to help guide the healthcare simulation industry to greater levels of adoption.

Lance is also the Founder of SimGHOSTS.org, the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals operating clinical simulation technologies which has organized over twenty hands-on training conferences around the globe since 2011. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” provides 400 pages of in-depth articles supporting the technical integration of healthcare simulation in any sized program.

Formerly he served as Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, Simulation Technician for the LA Community College District, and volunteer Fire-Fighter, after receiving his BA in Film and Digital Media Production and working on Hollywood production sets. He currently lives with his wife in Las Vegas with their two young daughters and two crazy dachshunds.
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Disclosures: Founder/CEO/Owner of HealthySimulation.com, Founder of SimGHOSTS.org

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