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New Virtual Reality Technology Training at Beal College is Helping Prepare Nursing Students for the Job

Beal College in Bangor is piloting Elsevier’s virtual reality technology in its nursing program, allowing students to get necessary hands-on experience.

Author: Sam Rogers (NEWS CENTER Maine)
Published: 1:42 PM EDT October 29, 2020
Updated: 6:31 PM EDT October 29, 2020

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BANGOR, Maine — Beal College in Bangor has graduated two cohorts of nursing students in the past year, helping fill the nursing shortage in Maine. Hands-on experience is a critical part of any nursing program and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted those clinical hours.

So, the college adapted. Instead of logging hours in local hospitals and primary care facilities, the nursing program switched gears to more virtual education.

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