HealthMay 24, 2021

2021 SIIA CODiE Awards select two Wolters Kluwer digital nursing education finalists

Lippincott CoursePoint+ and vSim for Nursing earn prestigious industry recognition for innovation in education technology

Wolters Kluwer, Health today announced that Lippincott® CoursePoint+ and vSim® for Nursing were named as finalists in the 2021 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Education Technology CODiE™ Awards. Finalists include educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies across the PreK-20 sector.

“We are honored to be recognized by the SIIA CODiE Awards for our comprehensive digital learning solutions; Lippincott CoursePoint+ and vSim for Nursing have helped nursing educators and students transition to remote learning and virtual clinical replacements throughout the past year,” said Julie Stegman, Vice President, Nursing Segment of Health Learning, Research & Practice business at Wolters Kluwer. “We are committed to supporting nurse faculty in preparing practice-ready nurses, helping them build and apply students’ critical thinking and clinical judgement skills throughout their education.”

Over 300,000 enrolled in 2020

Named a finalist in the Best Virtual Learning Solution category, Lippincott CoursePoint+ is a fully integrated, adaptive, digital course solution that had over 300,000 enrollments in 2020 helping students transition successfully to virtual learning while maintaining a high-quality nursing education. Combining instruction and expert content written by nurse educators with tested technology to deepen student knowledge and skills in nursing courses, Lippincott CoursePoint+ includes integrated tools such as virtual simulations and assessments to build clinical judgement and prepare nursing students for practice. With Lippincott CoursePoint+, nursing educators and nursing students can track student progress and outcomes and have greater flexibility to incorporate as part of a hybrid or fully online learning experience.

Virtual simulation delivers real-world scenarios anytime/anywhere

vSim for Nursing, developed in collaboration with Laerdal Medical, is an interactive, personalized simulation experience, and was named as a finalist in the Best Virtual Lab category. vSim for Nursing is designed to help nursing faculty deliver real-world clinical experiences for students to hone the clinical judgement, competence and confidence needed to transition to practice. Based on simulation scenarios developed with the National League of Nursing, each course area includes a variety of patient diagnoses and situations that help students develop complex decision-making and reasoning skills. Detailed, personalized feedback is presented post-scenario and then stored for reflective practice and continued learning. (See vSim in action at UNM.)

“In a year when remote learning has been the norm, we are very excited to see that vSim for Nursing has been a valuable tool for many students across many leading teaching institutions,” said Alf-Christian Dybdahl, CEO at Laerdal Medical. “vSim for Nursing and our collaboration with Wolters Kluwer and the National League of Nursing is part of our commitment to helping strengthen nurse education."

Jeff Joseph, SIIA President, said: “The CODiE Awards recognize the most exciting and transformative products in Ed Tech. This year, these leaders helped our nation respond to the historic pandemic, enabling learners, educators, administrators and parents to remain connected to each other and to critical educational resources via an array of innovative services and platforms. Congratulations to this year’s finalists for demonstrating the vitality, resilience and importance of this important industry.”

About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards

The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. Educators and administrators serve as judges and conduct the first-round review of all education nominees. Their scores determine the SIIA CODiE Award finalists which accounts for 80% of the overall score. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Technology category winners will be announced during an online winner announcement celebration June 23, 2021.

Details about each finalist are listed here.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer (WKL) is a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the health, tax & accounting, governance, risk & compliance, and legal & regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.