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Simulation and Virtual Reality Program

Eastern Michigan University

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Nurses, general

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care


The EMU School of Nursing Simulation and Virtual Reality program developed two different interactive 360-degree training programs to assist nursing educators across Michigan implement alternative clinical experiences. The training programs are made up of videos that aim to prepare nursing students to deliver culturally-sensitive care. One program has videos about mental health nursing, commmunity health nursing and social determinants of health. The other has videos about health communication and health literacy.

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