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Background: Collaboration between academic institutions and clinical practice plays an important role in supporting students’ learning in clinical practice. A virtual telesimulation was incorporated to provide academic-practice collaboration between academic educators and nurse preceptors to support students’ clinical education. Purpose: The purpose was to evaluate the experiences of nursing students and academic educators on the perceived impact of virtual telesimulation in clinical education. Methods: A descriptive qualitative study using focus group discussions was conducted. Results: Four themes emerged: “coming together to know one another” for rapport building, “learning from different perspectives” to foster clinical learning and practice, “application of learning strategy” to stimulate case-based discussion, and “reaching out to more preceptors” to optimize its impact in clinical practice. Conclusions: Academic-practice collaboration using virtual telesimulation enabled students and academic educators to build rapport with clinical preceptors and learn from other practices, which in turn enhanced students’ clinical learning experiences. Keywords: academic-practice collaboration, clinical education, telesimulation, virtual reality
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Why is it important?
The use of a virtual telesimulation for academic-practice collaboration provides a unique opportunity for students, academic educators and clinical preceptors to learn from each other and build rapport. However, further expansion to more preceptors is required for greater impact in supporting academic-practice collaboration for clinical learning and teaching.
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