Researchers from Old Dominion University have received a two-year, $2 million grant from the Department of Defense.
The grant is for the university’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center, and comes from the DOD’s Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, according to a news release from the university.
It will fund the creation of an interactive software program that will simulate training for Army and Navy nurses before they deploy to extremely challenging environments.
The program will be online- or CD-based, the release said. That will allow groups of nurses who have never worked together to train in a team setting.