In early May, the organisation of the Nederlandse Onderwijspremie announced that the 'Future proof nurses' project was one of the nominees. Projects from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Windesheim were the other two contenders. All three would win prizes: the only question was who would come out on top with the main prize of 1.2 million euros and who with 800,000 (second place) and 500,000 euros (third).
Reinskje Suierveld, director of the academy Health Care: “I am extremely proud of everyone involved in this project in any way. This is a great reward and encouragement. This award shows that our colleagues and students are working very innovatively with partners from the field. And that is also necessary to meet the challenges in healthcare. With this award, we will continue to do so in full. It gives us the opportunity to share even more knowledge with each other, with colleagues - both in higher and intermediate vocational education - and with the field of work.”
Simulating towards the nurse of the future
The project's full name is 'Future proof nurses: simulating the nurse of the future'. It is one of the projects within the Health Care academy. Health care faces major challenges due to social and medical developments. Retaining health care professionals is of great importance. To train future-proof nurses, (digital) simulations prove to be of added value. These tools are central to 'Future proof nurses'.