Virtual Clinical Excursions Online eWorkbook for Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Edition
One of the most complete nursing education learning systems available, Virtual Clinical Excursions is an online program that guides you through a virtual hospital where the patients are real and their conditions are constantly changing. By immersing students in a realistic, yet safe, nursing environment, VCE simulates the average clinical rotation by allowing users to conduct a complete assessment of a patient and set priorities for care, collect information, analyze and interpret data, prepare and administer medications, and reach conclusions about complex problems. Each lesson has a textbook reading assignment and activities based on "visiting" the patients in the hospital — providing a perfect environment to "practice" what you are learning.
Virtual Clinical Excursions was designed to help students get acclimated to the routine and rigors of the average clinical rotation. By immersing them within a realistic yet safe nursing environment, VCE allows the student to learn about the complexities of patient care while preparing them to make decisions as conditions change. VCE contains multiple information sources (such as an Electronic Patient Record, KARDEX, Medication Administration Record, and a Drug Guide) that can be examined and evaluated to understand how and why care is implemented in various clinical scenarios. It also presents significant real-world problems that put the student in nursing situations where they can set priorities for care, collect data, analyze and interpret data, prepare and administer medications, and reach conclusions about complex problems.
Students are guided to interact with the patients to learn such skills as communication, documentation, assessment, critical thinking, and clinical judgment. The workbook is the driver instructing the student how to interact within the virtual realm of Pacific View Regional Hospital. It will send the student into the virtual hospital setting to collect information, make decisions, and set priorities. The learner will use information from Adult Health Nursing, 6e and apply the knowledge through a guided workbook and online learning experience.
Elaine Oden Kockrow, RN, MS, Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE and Barbara Lauritsen Christensen, RN, MS, Formerly, Nurse Educator, Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE