FIRST NURSING PROGRAM IN FLORIDA EQUIPPED WITH DOUBLE ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY
Barry University?s College of Nursing & Health Sciences (CNHS) has introduced state-of-the-art telepresence robots available for use in classroom settings and simulation labs to enhance student learning, recognizing them as the first nursing program in Florida to utilize the Double Robotics technology.
This technology will give students and professors in remote locations the opportunity to observe lessons and procedures firsthand, in a highly-interactive environment.
Having acquired three Double Robotics? robots made possible through a gift from the Florida Blue Foundation, the university?s instructors and guest lecturers will also have access to the robots when they are unable to teach on campus, creating more diverse and frequent educational opportunities within the programs.
?The introduction of these robots to our curriculum will bring the future into the present. Telehealth and the use of robotics in clinical practice is just beginning to make its mark,? says Dr. John McFadden, dean of CNHS. ?As the ever-changing landscape of health care continues to adapt to new technology, it?s important that our students enter the nursing field well-equipped and immediately qualified to address the challenges in the industry. This is one of the many ways we are preparing them to do just that.?
Through the adaptation of this technology, Erudite Nursing Institute? hopes that learning opportunities and educational channels will now be available, in various possibilities, on and off-campus and in remote locations, further deepening the educational experiences of the students not just in nursing, but in all other disciplines.
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