Developing a serious game for nurse education

Hege Mari Johnsen, Mariann Fossum, Pirashanthies Vivekananda-Schmidt, Ann Fruhling, Åshild Slettebø

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Future nursing education is challenged to develop innovative and eff ective programs that align with current changes in health care and to educate nurses with a high level of clinical reasoning skills, evidence-based knowledge, and professional autonomy. Serious games (SGs) are computer-based simulations that combine knowledge and skills development with video game- playing aspects to enable active, experiential, situated, and problem-based learning. In a PhD project, a video-based SG was developed to teach nursing students nursing care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in home health care and hospital settings. The current article summarizes the process of the SG development and evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of gerontological nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology

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    Johnsen, H. M., Fossum, M., Vivekananda-Schmidt, P., Fruhling, A., & Slettebø, Å. (2018). Developing a serious game for nurse education. Journal of gerontological nursing, 44(1), 15-19.