Nursing educators and students will be able to collaborate internationally – sharing skills, resources and best practice – through a new online learning platform from Holmesglen Institute in Victoria and Grande Prairie Regional College in Alberta, Canada.
Supported by the Victorian Government’s International Education Short-Term Recovery Plan, the project has received a grant to develop new technologies to support the development of nursing education in Australia and overseas.
The project will use virtual reality and cloud-based platforms to develop new, experimental-based online learning for nurses.
The pandemic has revealed the importance of sharing knowledge and collaboration in the healthcare industry, particularly on the frontline. By creating an online and experience-led platform, nurses will be able to benefit from the best in the world, no matter where they are.
Holmesglen is the only Australian TAFE to offer a Bachelor of Nursing and has invested over $5 million in dedicated teaching wards and simulation centres at its health precinct in Moorabbin.
Grande Prairie Regional College has overseen a range of applied research activities, from large, major funded, international multi-partnered initiatives to smaller student-based work.