Using a Real Apartment House for Home Visit Simulations: An Eye-Opening Experience

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Abstract

The development of a home care visit using a real apartment house is a unique approach to simulated learning experiences. This teaching strategy broadens the traditional simulation center approach by adding realism to the overall experience. The article explains how the use of the apartment house created a unique teaching strategy not otherwise available in traditional simulation center settings and helped junior-level nursing students understand the nuances of home care visits. On the basis of positive learning experiences, additional opportunities are being explored for using the apartment house at all clinical levels.

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