As Canadian hospitals adopt new and smart technologies, we’re making sure our nursing students get hands-on experience with these tools in their programs, thanks to a new partnership with tech firm FlexITy.
Nursing students work through real-world scenarios in the Simulation Centre at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences at Waterfront Campus—the only facility of its kind in Canada accredited by the Society for Simulation in Health Care in the area of teaching/education. One of the hospital teaching rooms in our sim centre will be outfitted with FlexITy's FlexHealth technology as part of this partnership.
“At George Brown’s Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing we always want to leverage the latest technology in order to provide the most relevant educational opportunities to our nursing students, so they are prepared to enter the medical field,” says Lori Cranson, Dean, Community Services and Health Sciences at George Brown College. “We are committed to providing the best learning experiences possible and adapting our curriculum to reflect industry-wide trends and changes.”
We also intend to include students from our School of Computer Technology, who will help to get the FlexHealth tech up and running on campus. We have big plans for the partnership with FlexITy to benefit students in other ways, such as:
- Applied research
- Gamification of health care training
- Work integrated learning opportunities for students
Stay tuned for more developments in the future!