Development of a Mental Health Nursing Simulation: Challenges and Solutions
Nursing education programs are proliferating rapidly in the United States in an effort to meet demand for nurse professionals. Multiple challenges arise from this rapid expansion. One challenge is finding sufficient clinical sites to accommodate students. Increased competition for scarce resources requires creativity in clinical contracting. This paper examines the challenges associated with providing virtual clinical--experiences and environments rich in diversity and exposure, yet safe for experimentation and learning of mental health nursing students.