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COVID-19 has changed nursing education for good

Digital literacy, commitment to social distancing, and improved communication skills have become standard requirements in nursing education in a post-COVID world.

“Before COVID, nursing students were required to, at a minimum, attend a simulation block on campus prior to clinical placement,” says Charles Darwin University, Nursing Academic Lead, Nicole Norman.

“This simulated learning gave students the opportunity to practice in a safe clinical environment and receive real time feedback.

“Working side by side on patient scenarios using medical equipment is essential to learning the nursing role.

“It is really up to the student to determine what mode suits their learning. Online delivery is very popular, especially among mature aged students with good time management skills.”

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