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distance education, nursing students, simulation, technology, telehealth, telepresence



  1. Rudolph, Alexandra BSN, RN
  2. Vaughn, Jacqueline BSN, RN
  3. Crego, Nancy PhD, RN
  4. Hueckel, Remi DNP, RN
  5. Kuszajewski, Michele DNP, RN
  6. Molloy, Margory DNP, RN
  7. Brisson, Raymond III
  8. Shaw, Ryan J. PhD, RN


This article provides an overview of the use of telepresence robots in clinical practice and describes an evaluation of an educational project in which distance-based nurse practitioner students used telepresence robots in clinical simulations with on-campus Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students. The results of this project suggest that the incorporation of telepresence in simulation is an effective method to promote engagement, satisfaction, and self-confidence in learning.