Shadow Health's Gerontology course allows students to interact with a diverse range geriatric patients with unique chief complaints.



Patricia Young, 74, comes to the ED with a UTI and confusion from the infection. She is having problems with incontinence and is wearing incontinence pads. The simulation occurs in the ED.

QSEN Co-Author:
Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC
Professor, The College of New Jersey
Director of the QSEN Regional Center at TCNJ

Map Student Actions to QSEN Competencies

Mental Health and Gerontology - Developed in Partnership with the QSEN Institute

QSEN Institute

The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses(QSEN) Institute has partnered with Shadow Health to infuse QSEN Competencies into the Digital Clinical Experience™.

The QSEN Institute advises and lends expertise to the Shadow Health team as they build virtual patient simulations for all courses across the Graduate and Undergraduate curriculum.

Click here to view the QSEN faculty partners who co-authored the Mental Health and Gerontology Digital Clinical Experience patient case.

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National Nursing Education Framework


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