Online simulations: a critical element in creating engaging healthcare curricula for high schools

What does it take to provide a healthcare curriculum at high school that engages students and prepares them for work? Paulette Diener is an RN with 25 years’ experience and has been teaching Health Care Science at high school for the last 12 years in the state of Georgia. Finding online simulations for clinical skills from SIMTICS was a standout moment for her in her drive to create excellent learning experiences for her students. ‘Oh, my gosh, I was so excited that there was a resource like this available!’
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Purdue University Global and SIMTICS: blazing a trail in blended learning for Medical Assisting

When Kaplan University’s Chair of the Medical Assisting Program, Dr Tricia Berry, was first asked to teach medical assisting online in 2006, she thought, that’s crazy!

More than ten years down the track, and now part of Purdue University Global, Trish and her team have proven that their own special form of blended learning produces successful medical assisting professionals. How do they do it? By taking advantage of technological developments that deliver realistic simulations for students to learn their skills and then placing students directly into clinics to practice.

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