Michael Bumbach is a board-certified family nurse practitioner, with 15 years of clinical practice experience. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses, concentrating in the DNP program as the Family Nurse Practitioner track coordinator. Bumbach’s research focus includes the use of advanced technology related to nursing education and patient education/health literacy. Specifically, his focus is on the use of virtual experiences, including augmented reality and virtual reality (VR). The use of virtual experience methodologies is increasing in nursing education, patient care and patient health education/literacy. Evidence-based research aimed at evaluating the utility and benefit of these virtual experiences is essential as the sophistication and use of innovative virtual experiences increases.
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Health and Wellness
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Technology in Nursing Education
Technology and Patient Care
Family Nurse Practitioners
Building a Handoff Communication Virtual Experience for Nursing Students Using Virtual Humans.Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
Effective communication among healthcare professionals is critical to delivering safe, high-quality patient care. One important real-world skill that nursing students must acquire is generating accurate handoff communication reports. The central aim of this study was to build, assess, and revise a virtual experience simulation that allows nursing students to observe a standardized clinical situation in an immersive environment and then practice the situation-background-assessment-recommendation communication method.
A Key to Transforming a Nursing Curriculum: Integrating a Continuous Improvement Simulation Expansion StrategySAGE Open Nursing
Changes in nursing, health care, and education warrant continued pedagogical innovations. Faculty are challenged to develop many innovative strategies in the clinical and simulation laboratory setting. Intentional simulation-based learning experiences are one method to prepare new graduates for nursing practice.
Gender differences in nurse practitioners: job satisfaction and patterns of careJournal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Although workforce diversity has been cited as an important workforce issue, the contemporary U.S. nurse practitioner (NP) workforce is dominated by females. Provider diversity, specifically gender, has been found to directly influence patient preference. However, lack of gender diversity in the NP workforce has never been specifically evaluated in terms of job satisfaction and patterns of care.
The Use of Simulation to Teach Nursing Students and Clinicians Palliative Care and End-of-Life Communication: A Systematic ReviewAmerican Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine®
Effective communication among members of the interprofessional team and with the patient is essential to achieving desired patient outcomes. Curricula for members of the health-care team are replete with objectives focused on developing communication skills; however, curricula that outline specific communication skills needed in palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care remain deficient. Recent national reports have emphasized the need to improve primary palliative care, including patient-centered communication, which focuses on fostering healing relationships, exchanging information, and responding to emotions, for both students and clinicians.
The impact of nurse practitioner regulations on population access to careNursing Outlook
By 2025, experts estimate a significant shortage of primary care providers in the United States, and expansion of the nurse practitioner (NP) workforce may reduce this burden. However, barriers imposed by state NP regulations could reduce access to primary care.
- American Association of Nurse Practitioner : Family Nurse Practitioner