Utilizing Telepresence Robots for Multiple Patient Scenarios in an Online Nurse Practitioner Program

Shawna S. Mudd, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Kimberly S. McIltrot
Kristen M. Brown


Simulation has been utilized widely in nurse practitioner programs for competency development and training. With the growing number of online educational programs, innovative solutions need to be developed to assess student competency for a variety of clinical situations and scenarios. An innovative method is the implementation of telepresence robots for multiple patient scenarios in a simulated environment. This article demonstrates the use of multiple patient scenarios using telepresence robots in an online post master's acute care pediatric nurse practitioner program.