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Navigating the Transformative Impact of COVID-19 on Nursing Education and Training


Jasper Marcus*

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to healthcare systems worldwide, affecting every facet of the industry. Among the most significantly impacted areas was nursing education and training. This article explores the profound effects of the pandemic on nursing education, highlighting the adaptive strategies and innovations that emerged to ensure a robust and resilient nursing workforce. From the abrupt shift to virtual learning to the evolution of clinical experiences, this article delves into the lasting changes that will continue to shape nursing education for years to come. The pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in nursing education. Explore how online learning platforms, virtual simulations, and telehealth training became essential tools in nursing education. Discuss the challenges and opportunities of this digital transformation, including access to technology and the development of new teaching methodologies. Clinical training was severely disrupted by the pandemic. Examine the innovative approaches that nursing programs took to provide hands-on experience while ensuring safety. Discuss the use of telehealth clinicals, alternative clinical sites, and new safety protocols for in-person training. Explore the sudden shift to remote learning and its impact on students and faculty. Discuss the challenges faced in terms of engagement, collaboration, and assessment. Highlight successful strategies and tools that helped bridge the gap in remote nursing education.

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