Gamification of Primary Care in a Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program

Academic Article


  • A grant-funded undergraduate nursing elective was designed to increase the bachelor of science in nursing-prepared nursing workforce in primary care. We created a board game to engage students to address complex needs of clients in primary care. Using patient scenario game cards, students identify and discuss levels of prevention, social determinants of health, and resiliency principles as they move along the board. Gamification challenges students to think critically and make decisions about primary care patient scenarios in a safe learning environment. Potential uses for gamification to teach students management of complex patient scenarios are identified.
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    Author List

  • Pollio EW; Patton EM; Nichols LS; Bowers DA
  • Start Page

  • 126
  • End Page

  • 127
  • Volume

  • 44
  • Issue

  • 2