HEERF II Funds Available – Deadline April 15th 2021

Grants are still available! Find out how DxR Development Group’s Virtual Patient programs can help you deliver quality education and training. We have special offers to help in this challenging time. Click here to read more about he Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) on the U.S. Department of Education’s website.

DxR Development Group is attending ‘2021 NONPF 47th Annual Conference: New Frontiers for NP Education’ April 21-24, 2021′

Hello!  If there ever was a year to prompt the exploration of new frontiers of education, the COVID-19 Year has been it. That’s why DxR Development Group is attending NONPF’s 47th Annual Conference this April 21-24. NONPF is ‘The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties’, one of whose goals is to ‘promote excellence in NP […]

What to do post USMLE Step 2 CS

USMLE Step 2 CS In 2020, the USMLE suspended the in-person Step 2 Clinical Skills Exam. Under normal circumstances, students would interact with a standardized patient, then sit down at a computer and type in important history and physical exam findings, a differential diagnosis, and create a list of lab tests and management items for […]

Nursing Education in the Time of COVID-19

Nursing faculty worldwide are dealing with new challenges as they educate a new generation of nurses in the midst of a pandemic. While conditions differ with locale, one theme is common: we must reconsider the role of simulation in nursing education. DxR Development Group Project Manager Beth Hart recently interviewed Dr. Janet Wong of Hong […]

Virtual Patient Cases: Improving Physical Therapy Education

Physical therapy faculty have faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic, campus closures, and the move to virtual instruction have forced some creative solutions.DxR Project Manager Jeanne Ferraro and Communications Director Beth Hart recently spoke with Dr. Karen Huhn, the guiding academic force behind VirtualPT Clinician. Dr. Huhn discussed teaching physical therapy in the […]

Patient Simulation in Healthcare Education: Mapping Student’s Clinical Competence with the CCX Exam

How do medical schools assess their students’ clinical competence prior to high stakes board exams? How can medical school faculty prepare students to solve new clinical puzzles? And how do they do so safely? In this case study, we examine how the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine approaches this challenges, starting in the first […]

The Saba Saga: The Science of Valuing Nursing Care

In 2019, DxR Development Group incorporated the Clinical Care Classification nursing taxonomy as an option into its nursing education software, DxR Nursing SELECT. We were privileged to meet the originator of this system, Dr. Virginia Saba at a gathering of CCC users. As part of Nurses Week and International Nurses’ Day, we interviewed her about […]

In Celebration of Nurses

In celebration of Nurses’ Week, DxR Development is profiling nurses who exemplify the qualities that make nurses among the most trusted professionals in society. In times like these, we need their wisdom and insight. “Never stop learning.” It’s a foundational statement for Sue Erlewine’s professional nursing career, her focus as a nursing instructor, and her […]

In Honor of Nurses on Nurses’ Day

I am not a nurse, but I love working with nurses. I deal with nurses nearly every day in creating software used in training nursing students. After 20 years of learning from nurses and nursing educators, I’ve come to appreciate their qualities and their contributions to healthcare. So on National Nurses’ Day, here’s my 5-point […]

DxR Meets Educational Need During COVID-19 Campus Closures

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of college campuses across the globe, healthcare education faculty needed to adapt quickly to online course delivery. One solution: heavier usage of online resources, including ‘virtual patient’ case study software like that developed and marketed by DxR Development Group. “When campuses are off-limits to faculty, staff, and students, schools […]