The ARISE project merges the concepts of simulation with augmented reality and game-based situated learning theory within 150 scenarios for healthcare students. Media augments reality with rich video, pictures, and sounds. Each simulation starts with a video of a live nurse report as would occur during shift-to-shift report, followed by a video introduction to a live simulated patient.

In 2014, the Advancing Careers and Training for Healthcare (ACT for Healthcare) was formed as part of a three year Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant from the Department of Labor. The ACT for Healthcare group is a collaboration of 16 Wisconsin technical colleges, industry partners, workforce development systems, and previous TAACCCT grant recipients focused on enhancing healthcare training programs

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