This Innovation Changes Everything

We Innovate..... So Nurses Can Educate

The Affordable Portable HESS.....The Healthcare Education Simulation Station

The HESS is comprised of over one dozen medical device simulator apps that provide powerful nursing education enhancement in multiple instructional modalities.

The HESS Team is proud that HESS Kits are utilized by Healthcare Educators in school and practice settings nationwide - each at a cost of just $1.61 per day.


Unleash Your Nursing Education Superpowers!


A cleverly innovative approach to
active learning Nursing Education

Easy to use and easy to create
challenging Nursing Education scenarios

Simple and portable delivery
of engaging Nursing Education

An affordable way to conduct high fidelity
hands-on Nursing Education anywhere




The HESS Story
Ways The HESS Is Being Used
The HESS In A Hospital Rapid Response Active Learning Exercise
The HESS Fetal Monitor In A Labor Induction Active Learning Exercise
Thoughts From A Nursing Education And Simulation Professional
The Otterbein HESS Innovation: Transforming nursing education through interprofessional collaborative innovation: A project story. Haverkamp et al. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: April 2020 - Volume 38 - Issue 4 - p 176-182


The HESS contains everything you need to conduct easy, affordable, portable and effective high-fidelity active learning, critical thinking Nursing Education exercises:

- involving Assessment, Cardiac, Respiratory, OB and many other issues.
- at any level of Nursing Education.
- using your choice of standardized patients, manikins or skill/task trainers.
- within in-person, in-situ, classroom-based, virtual or online environments.


Active Learning Nursing Education Resources:

Simulation Innovation and Resource Center (NLN SIRC)
INACSL Simulation Education Program (ISEP)
Healthcare Simulation Professional Certification (SSH)
SIM-one/Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare (SIM-one/CNSH)


HESS Costs:

1. The HESS Instructor App costs $49 per month (or just $588 per year). This includes the license to run the HESS Instructor app and a FREE Android tablet on which to run it. The costs include a training session as well as app updates, access to the HESS online portal and ongoing support. We will even adjust the billing cycle to match your fiscal year.

2. HESS Device Apps are FREE to use as part of the HESS Instructor App license. As standard Device apps are added to the HESS in the future they will be made available to licensed HESS users FREE.

3. HESSThingZ - Initial HESS Equipment costs. The HESS equipment consists of i) the Android tablets needed to run the Device apps, ii) cables that are used with the Device apps - such as the finger clip for the Pulse Oximeter, and iii) a carrying case. The equipment costs depend on the current market costs of the Android tablets, cases, etc. We basically charge you what we have to pay for the equipment. You can choose the specific equipment that you need - based on the active learning exercises you desire to run - so the equipment costs will vary. For planning purposes you should expect, in most situations, for the one time Initial HESS Equipment costs to be between $250 and $600 depending on the current market costs and on what you need. We can provide you with a quote that will reflect the exact equipment costs.


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