This chapter presents an overview of an innovative teaching approach in an undergraduate nursing degree at Charles Darwin University (CDU). The authors describe the development and initial integration into the first year clinical nursing subject of a virtual learning space using a case-based approach to address some of the issues associated with an externalised Bachelor of Nursing program. In addition, the use of the CDU vHospital® in supporting early role socialisation into nursing and professional identity of first year nursing students will be explored. The findings and outcomes of formal and informal evaluations of the resource are also presented. Lastly, the authors identify recommendations for future development and areas for potential future research.
|Title of host publication||Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Concepts for the Modern Learning Environment|
|Place of Publication||Hersey, Philadelphia, USA|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|