NURSING PROS: A SERIOUS GAME TO MASTER NURSING PROCEDURE SKILLS
Procedure skill competency is a crucial element in nursing education. However, there are several barriers to skill competency and proficiency, which include limited simulation faculty, lab time, and resources. Serious gaming has proven to be an effective approach to enhance knowledge attainment, promote problem-based active learning, and encourage critical thinking in many industries, including nursing. Therefore, we proposed a virtual
serious game featured with a realistic environment, considerable interaction and animation, user-friendly graphic interface, and an innovative evaluation system for nursing education. This game was deigned to complement traditional pedagogical methods in attaining nursing procedure skills competency. This game provides a supplemental learning methodology for undergraduate nursing students, enabling them to practice the skills on their own time in a
safe and innovative environment. Incorporating a serious game into undergraduate nursing education can circumvent the problems of scheduling, individualized instruction, physical requirements of facilities, equipment, and supplies, and geography constraints.