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Take Your Students Directly to the Bedside With vClinical Virtual Simulations

From Clinical Make-up to Exam Remediation to Clinical Judgment in every lecture, NurseThink® vClinical contains over 450 patient assignments requiring high level nursing care. This Next Gen Learning tool is powered by Swift River and allows students to study and learn while virtually standing next to a patient in every class in the curriculum.

  • Clinical Judgment Learning With Over 450 Patients
  • From Med Pass to Acuity to Prioritization
  • Next Gen Learning for Every Student

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vClinical Virtual Simulations Video

vClinical is an online virtual clinical program designed to help students master their skills of prioritization, delegation, and sequential thinking without the requirement of being onsite—or even having to download software.

Virtual clinicals provide students with a variety of experiences across the curriculum. Immersion learning has been shown to increase clinical judgment and decision making skills. Our team can help you provide meaningful virtual experiences that facilitate clinical-based learning and understanding of clinical concepts.

The vClinical suite was developed to give students the benefit of nursing experience no matter what they are studying. Each virtual clinical provides faculty and students with instant feedback as well as cumulative composite scores and recorded times. This Next Gen approach to learning and assessment is very powerful as learners collaborate and use game-based competition to become the best nurses they can be while providing faculty with just-in-time assessment data across the curriculum.


vClinicals are based on:

  • Clinical Judgment Model (CJM) - NCSBN.org
  • Kiili’s Experiential Gaming Model
  • Experiential Learning Model - David Kolb

In other words, the student:

  1. Is presented with realistic client(s), including symptoms, brief medical history, and vital signs in context.
  2. Reviews all the relevant information and analyzes/prioritizes cues.
  3. Takes action (prioritization, delegation, and assignment).
  4. Experiences learning with time pressure (CJM).
  5. Receives immediate feedback on the accuracy and appropriateness of their decisions.
  6. Continuously engages a feedback loop for professional growth.

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vClinical Video Samples

Student Onboard to vClinicals with Kristofer Bristol

vClinical Student Onboard

Full Faculty Dashboard: Assignments, Grading, and More

Full Faculty Dashboard: Assignments, Grading, and More

Faculty Onboard to vClinicals with Dr. Judy Herrman

Faculty Onboard to vClinicals with Dr. Judy Herrman

Using Score Reports in the Virtual Clinicals

Using Score Reports in the Virtual Clinicals

Obstetrics vClinical in Simulation

Obstetrics vClinical in Simulation

Pediatrics vClinical in Class

Pediatrics vClinical in Class

Leadership Learning Activities

Leadership Learning Activities

vClinical Trial: Remote Clinical/Lab/Classroom Activities

vClinical Trial: Remote Clinical/Lab/Classroom Activities

Community Health Nursing

Community Health Nursing

Pediatrics Newborn to Adolescence

Pediatrics Newborn to Adolescence

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Judgment

Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Judgment

Call Light Distractors in the vClinical

Call Light Distractors in the vClinical

New Med Pass Orientation

New Med Pass Orientation

Medical/Surgical Clinical Judgment

Medical/Surgical Clinical Judgment

Emergency Department and Clinical Judgment

Emergency Department Leadership Clinical Judgment

Obstetrics Clinical Judgment

Obstetrics Clinical Judgment

Dosage Caculations Math, PO, Injectables, Clinical Judgment

Dosage Caculations Math, PO, Injectables, Clinical Judgment

Math Refresher Example

Math Refresher Example


Incorporate vClinical into the Curriculum

Grading & Scoring vClinicals

Grading the vClinicals by Swift River should be done via whatever mechanism is usually used to assess clinical, simulation, and other learning activities in your curriculum.

Building an Online Clinical Day

Building an online clinical day depends on the level of the students, course/program outcomes, and the amount of time dictated for that day of clinical.

vClinical and the Evidence-base Resources and References

Here are resources and references that can help you and your team make decisions related to use of the vClinicals for clinical/simulation replacement and/or for creating curricular threads of clinical judgment.