Advancing Health Sciences Education through Nursing and Interprofessional Simulation

Elon University
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
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This award provides funding to Elon University to support the fall 2021 launch its School of Health Sciences accelerated, 16-month RN-to-BSN program and four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The new nursing programs help address current and projected nursing shortages. The program’s first cohort has an enrollment of 49. The overall nursing program is approved to enroll 336-396 students, which the university hopes to accomplish by fall of 2024. Elon University plans to train students in a simulation lab that includes augmented and virtual reality technologies that can project images in the current space and overlay simulation dummies, and that enable students to train in varied, simulated environments. Training in a simulated clinical environment will serve as part of required clinical hours to successfully complete the program, complementing clinical site relationships with local hospitals which include Annie Penn, Alamance Regional, and UNC-Rockingham. Additionally, the simulation lab will be used for continuing education and the pursuit of competencies for nurses in the local community.

Mr. Stephen Folger2615 Campus BoxElon, North Carolina 27244(336) 278-6347
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