Icon - a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something. At UC College of Nursing, we want to be the iCoN for what innovative nursing education looks like. This exciting initiative changes the way our students are educated. This undertaking is changing the way content is delivered in the classroom, skills and simulation setting, and clinical setting. iPads facilitate how both students and faculty generate content, collaborate and communicate both online and within the physical space of a classroom. This initiative is based on efforts to improve learning outcomes and, ultimately, allow our students to be prepared as better nurses.
Based on its functionality, size and price point, the College of Nursing selected the iPad mini with 128GB of storage and wi-fi with AppleCare+ as the required standardized device for incoming 2013 Sophomore students. The program has expanded to the DNP program and will be implemented at the Freshman - Junior levels of the BSN program for Fall 2014.
Click on the video above to hear how faculty are integrating iPads into nursing education.