Using Video Games to Train Nurses

Using Video Games to Train Nurses

Whether you like retro games such as Pac Man, Centipede, or Asteroids or more modern ones like World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, or Madden NFL, you’ve got to admit that there’s something fun about making your way to the next level or finally getting a really high-scoring game. Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland has taken the concept of video games one step further—and is using them to teach skills and information to its nurses.

Susan Finlayson, DNP, RN-NE-BC, Sr. Vice President, Operations and Stacey Brull, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Sr. Director Research, Education and Nursing Informatics, at Mercy Medical Center, took time to answer our questions.