PI: Mary McCurry, PhD, Monika Schuler, PhD, & Jennifer Viveiros, PhD
Amount: $591,485
Timeline: Feb. 2022 - Feb. 2024
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Innovation

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Novel Organizational Simulation Training to Improve Graduate’s Mastery & Attitudes (NO STIGMA)

Research suggests that nurses — the largest segment of the health care workforce in the U.S. —are more judgmental of individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) than other health care professionals. This project will create, pilot, and evaluate a simulation-based training program for nursing students to build their empathy for patients with OUD. It is a collaboration between the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery, a statewide recovery organization.