The Charles Darwin University vHospital: Creating an Authentic Virtual Learning Environment for Undergraduate Nursing Students

Gylo Hercelinskyj, Beryl Mcewan

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhysical and Virtual Learning Spaces in Higher Education
    Subtitle of host publicationConcepts for the Modern Learning Environment
    Place of PublicationHersey, Philadelphia, USA
    PublisherIGI Global
    Chapter14
    Pages219-241
    Number of pages23
    ISBN (Electronic)9781609601164
    ISBN (Print)978-1-60960-114-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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