College of Nursing
Dean Receives innovative Josiah Macy grant
Congratulations to Gail W. Stuart PhD, RN, FAAN for receiving funds from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The goal of her proposal, Virtual interprofessional (VIP) learning, is to improve student competencies in addressing patient care quality and safety. The innovation lies in the use of avatars (or virtual 3-D representations) of our learners, patients, and patient environments for improved communication, analysis, decision-making, and resolution of healthcare events and environments that could not take place or be readily available otherwise. This innovative proposal takes the beneficial effects of simulation to an exciting new level of learning opportunity, moving beyond a narrow focus on tasks and team structure to include team processes and interactions, notably, interprofessional communication.