Health and Physical Education | Nursing | Online and Distance Education | Public Health Education and Promotion
This article highlights the innovative experiential learning used by an online RN-BSN program through the use of simulation that takes place in an online classroom. Three experiential learning activities using a virtual community are described. These learning activities engage the students in thinking about social justice and health policy as well as teaching concepts that include community, leadership, influence, advocacy, networking, collaboration, and vulnerable populations. These concepts are critical to the learning needs of diploma and associate degree-prepared nurses who wish to continue their education to be better prepared to meet the complex needs of today’s health care environment.
Henny Breen & Melissa Jones
Experiential learning: Using virtual simulation in an online RN-BSN program.
Journal of Continuing Education In Nursing, 2015, volume 46, issue 1, pages 27-33
Breen, Henny and Jones, Melissa, "Experiential Learning: Using Virtual Simulation in an Online RN-BSN Program" (2015). Faculty Publications. Accepted Version. Submission 1.