You can combine The Neighborhood 2.0 and technology to engage your students in a whole new way. Here are just a few of the benefits of utilizing a virtual community in your classroom:
- Contextualized learning
- Increased student engagement
- More complex and rich exemplars
- Visibility into patients over time
- Enhanced application opportunities
In addition, establishing a virtual community supports the drive for change in nursing education, as called for in QSEN, IOM Report, Carnegie Report, Future of Nursing, and Baccalaureate Report.
The Neighborhood 2.0 features over 42 core characters, including patients with ADHD, diabetes, infertility, dementia, and end-of-stage cancer, as well as sufferers of mental illness, domestic violence, and much more. Version 2.0 includes newly added student nurses and war veterans as well. All stories are designed to help students apply key competencies such as evidence-based practice, informatics, safety, patient-centered care, and quality improvement.