Faculty and a student using an iPad in the simulation lab

Telehealth & Simulation

Students at UC College of Nursing have the opportunity to engage with innovative technology to put classroom knowledge to the test. The college’s simulation labs support competency-based learning and provide a safe place for students to practice knowledge, skills and behavior in a variety of patient scenarios at “student speed,” to perfect delivering excellent health care without harm to the patient or themselves.

We also have a partnership with Maple Knoll Village — a nonprofit continuing-care retirement community that collaborates with UC faculty around both ensuring quality geriatric care and conducting cutting-edge research. Initiated by the College of Nursing, the partnership between Maple Knoll Village and University of Cincinnati now includes the colleges of medicine and engineering and applied science. Home to telehealth robots and patient simulators, Maple Knoll is now the testing ground for innovative student projects aimed at detecting falls, preventing medication errors and making life easier for an aging population. Nursing and medical students and residents are also using the on-site telehealth robots to train for a future of health care interactions that could take place via telehealth technologies. This partnership creates several opportunities for nursing students, including interprofessional, evidence-based education on assisting older adults while leveraging technology for health monitoring and assistance and hands-on education, interviews and practice.