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Avatars in nursing: an integrative review.
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PMID:  24300258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This integrative review explored the use of avatars and virtual worlds in education, synthesizing the articles and findings and presenting implications for nurse educators. Evaluation of available publications concluded that avatars allow students to practice in a safe environment, enhancing learning. The need now is for faculty who use avatars and virtual worlds in their teaching to plan more robust outcomes assessment that evaluates if the acquired knowledge of students, met program objectives, and achieved improved patient outcomes.
Authors:
Marcella Miller; Rebecca Jensen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nurse educator     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1538-9855     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Educ     Publication Date:    2014 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701902     Medline TA:  Nurse Educ     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-41     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Author Affiliations: Graduate Student (Ms Miller), Associate Professor (Dr Jensen), Nursing, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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