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School of Nursing partner wins prize in first-ever 10G Challenge

The $50,000 prize earned by KC Digital Drive will help expand virtual simulation experiences for nursing students.

Seated medical professional wears a virtual reality headset with a colleague in a white coat and another colleague in scrubs behind her

The University of Kansas School of Nursing congratulates our partner, KC Digital Drive, on winning the first-ever 10G Challenge, for its virtual simulations of clinical experiences. Together, we submitted in the Learning category and won. KC Digital Drive won $50,000 at the awards announcement on September 21, 2022.

Virtual nursing simulations can recreate an experience, similar to a video game, where students find themselves virtually in a health care setting, take in information about the situation and make decisions about what happens next. Different environments, from hospitals to community clinics to skilled nursing facilities, can be simulated with a particular set of facts and learning objectives.

“This win is so exciting for KU School of Nursing because our work is now recognized at a national level and beyond the realm of health care,” said Kesa Herlihy, Ph.D., RN, CNE, director of the simulation education program and clinical assistant professor.

KC Digital Drive is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all people in the region through the establishment of Kansas City as a digital leader.

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