This study by nurse researchers at UNC Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, shows how technology can keep Generation Z nursing students engaged.
After receiving student feedback that lecturers for a new nurse residency program could be “boring” and it was “hard to pay attention,” a virtual escape room was developed by infection preventionists, using software similar to an interactive slide show.
The user acts as the charge nurse and must solve various infection-prevention related puzzles to reach the end of his/her shift.
After implementing the virtual escape room in May 2022, feedback showed:
The authors concluded that a virtual escape room can be used as a strategy to grab the attention of students and provide effective education that develops their confidence and independence.Read More >>