Shoreline Community College

  • Location: Shoreline Washington
  • Founded 1964
  • 35 nursing faculty
  • ~215 students
  • Accreditations: the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


Getting ahead of COVID-19

Like many US nursing schools, Shoreline Community College had been struggling in recent years to help its nursing students obtain enough clinical hours to fulfill state-mandated training.

Shoreline contracted with area hospitals to provide students with clinical time, but availability was limited. With the COVID-19 pandemic escalating, the few remaining clinical sites closed, too.

Shoreline was forced to act—and fast. But as Shoreline quickly discovered, the institution needed a complete digital curriculum solution so it could pivot quickly to a virtual learning environment.

Even before COVID-19, we were losing clinical sites for our students and competing with all the other nearby nursing programs for space. Then when COVID hit, we had to do something—fast. Within three weeks, we rolled out CoursePoint+ and vSim.
Prof. Mary Burroughs, MSN, RN, CNE, Dean of Health Occupations & Nursing

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As numbers of COVID cases and lock-downs escalated, Shoreline quickly implemented the Lippincott nursing simulation platform, allowing students to interact with virtual patients in a safe, realistic, online environment from the safety of their homes.

The implementation enabled the institution to fully leverage Lippincott CoursePoint+ and vSim while at the same time taking advantage of the platform’s advanced learning tools, case studies, animations, and more.

This solution created continuity that helped the material stick with students and proving more cost-effective for the institution.


At-risk students have received additional support; every student who accessed Wolters Kluwer resources passed their courses.

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Students have benefited from adaptive quizzing, which helps support mastery of the material taught while ensuring proficiency.

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Instructors have benefited from an integrated solution platform that revolutionizes how they teach and helps them adapt their approach to meet students evolving needs.

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