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Virtual Labs: In these labs, real experiments are virtualized or simulated and students can access them online.

Remote Labs: These types of labs enable faculty and students to access equipment and/or computers via the internet to perform experiments and laboratory tasks without being in the physical lab space.

UCF Apps: These apps allow access to desktop software that is typically available only in campus computer labs or by purchasing and installing software on a student PC remotely.

Virtual Labs/Interactive Activities

Learning Nurse Resource Network

Note: Games, Apps, Quizzes, Personality Tests, Self-Assessments, Micro-Learning Nuggets

Free Nursing Simulation Scenarios

13 Educational Nursing Games You Can Play Online


National League for Nursing – vSim for Nursing

Note: Links to a catalog of online interactive virtual simulations, including categories for: Mental Health, Nursing Health Assessment, Medical-Surgical, Gerontology, Maternity, Pediatric, Maternity & Pediatric, Fundamentals, Pharmacology

Access Medicine Cases

Note: See left hand side menu for all categories


Zygote Body

Note: The tool does not have as many features as Visible Body, but it is a free alternative.

Access Medicine

Note: Another alternative resource to Visible Body that is available through the UCF Library. The link above directs to the Human Anatomy Modules.

Labs/Simulations That Include a Cost


Note: Completely interactive virtual labs. They have preset labs with worksheets or you can customize your own lab activities. If interested, we can arrange a demo, but this will also carry a cost.

Labs Land

UbiSim – The Virtual Reality Training Platform for Nursing

Note: Would require a laptop & VR equipment.

Wolters Kluwer – vSim for Nursing

Evolve – Virtual Clinical Excursions

SimX VR and AR Medical Simulator

SimCapture Pro

i-Human Patients

Visible Body

Note: The Pegasus Innovation Lab (iLab) coordinated with Visible Body to produce demonstrations for faculty to view the apps and content of their courseware to decide if it would be useful in the development of course content for the upcoming semesters. You can view these past recordings of the July 28, 2020 demo and the July 29, 2020 demo and can contact the if you have any questions.

BIODIGITAL – 3D Visual Anatomy

Video Demos

Playlist Channel from UCLA Health

Montgomery College – Nursing Simulation Scenarios Playlist

Linkedin Learning

JoVE Education Videos

Note: In an effort to aid student learning during remote instruction, UCF has re-invested in a one-year subscription to JoVE Science Education for the 2021-2022 academic year. This collection of STEM based videos and demonstrations covers a range of topics from psychology, to engineering, to clinical skills. The collection is available for all faculty and you can view the UCF Library Faculty Support Guide for steps on how to access JoVE from the UCF Library. For more information on adding JoVE content into your course, visit the Getting Started with JoVE page.

PBS LearningMedia

Alexander Street

Khan Academy

Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination Vignettes

Lab Kits/Remote Labs

Associated Health Systems (AHS) – Customized Lab Kits

Note: Will have a cost.

Remote Teaching Resource Center for Nursing & Healthcare Education (Evolve)

University, Agency, or Organization Resources

UCF Library Resources – Nursing

UCF Nursing Subject Librarians

UCF Library Academic Resources during COVID-19 Situation

UCF Apps

Laerdal – Virtual Classroom Training

Note: Potential cost associated with either a module or for a package.

OPEN RN (Open Educational Resources for Nursing)

The New England Journal of Medicine – Case Scenarios

LWW Health Library PDF Cases

Boston Children’s Hospital – Online Training’s

Gale – Open Educational Resources

Tips for Recording Your Labs

Follow these tips from CDL for recording and uploading your own labs onto a video platform:

Refer to this technology guide from FMC on media production software to compare what may work best for your recording needs:

Refer to the Zoom FAQs if you record your own lab with Zoom:


Visit the Virtual and Remote Labs Articles and Publications page for additional articles.

ASU nursing school transitions labs to online format: