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Funding Award for Simulation Technology in Nursing!

Posted by on September 6th, 2017 Posted in: Funding, Technology

The GMR office is excited to announce that the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has been granted a Technology Enhancement Award for its project, SIMobile for Augmented Reality Integrated Simulation Education!


Nurse educators are using simulation to a greater degree than ever before to prepare students for their role as nurses in complex, inter-disciplinary health care systems. Recent studies have found that simulation provides high impact educational experiences that support student nurses as they develop clinical competencies and confidence in delivering care and respond to high-risk situations in a low-risk environment.

Project Description

The GMR office is funding the purchase of new iPads and accessories to enable the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, College of Nursing and Health Sciences to implement the Augmented Reality Integrated Simulation Education (ARISE) Project. ARISE relies on the use of iPads and QR codes which are attached to various locations on a manikin to retrieve and access high quality audio, video and patient and biomedical information before, during and after clinical simulation scenarios. iPads will also include appropriate National Library of Medicine apps for easy access to reliable health information.


The objectives of this project include:

  1. Increase learner access to mobile devices in the Learning Resource Center and Simulation Center.
  2. Increase the integration of augmented reality and gaming into simulation activities.
  3. Increase access to applications (apps) that support learner success in a simulation environment.

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Derek is a Minnesota native who relocated to Iowa in 2013. His professional experiences include public health, prospect research, competitive intelligence, and outreach librarianship. Derek and his wife reside in Coralville with their daughter and two dogs (mini goldendoodle and mini poodle)!

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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