Dynamic and engaging, this workbook/CD-ROM package for Fundamentals of Nursing, 2nd Ed. guides users through a multi-floor virtual hospital in a hands-on learning experience. The student is actively engaged with the workbook, CD-ROM and parent text throughout each lesson. Each lesson has a core textbook reading assignment and activities based on "visiting" the patients in the hospital. The lessons in the workbook complement the content in the textbook and provide a perfect environment in which students may "practice" what they are learning in the text. To further enhance the lessons, the CD-ROM features built-in testing of clinical knowledge with NCLEX type questions that provide immediate feedback of clinical knowledge, priorities, and communication. The CD-ROM offers users the opportunity to "visit" each patient and access realistic information resources essential for patient care, including: charts, medical administration records, electronic patient records, video streaming of patient dialogue with nurses and other related materials. These resources provide an opportunity for the user to assess and analyze information, make a diagnosis, set priorities and implement and evaluate care. Requires students to use their critical thinking skills to set priorities for care, collect data, analyze and interpret data, and reach conclusions about complex problems within a health-illness transition. Encourages active learning and provides opportunities to identify information to collect and process data for evidence-based patient care; work with data entry and retrieval screens; optimize use of available information resources; understand hospital information systems; manage information for decision-making; and maintain and improve core computing skills. The multi-floor virtual hospital has content on Patient Care, Patient Records, Case Conference, and Clinical Review to engage the user in the subject matter and allow for further explanation. In conjunction with the Virtual Clinical Excursions CD-ROM authors: Jay Shiro Tashiro, PhD, RN; Ellen Sullins, PhD; Gina Long, RN, DNSc Virtual Clinical Excursions is a hybrid CD so it runs on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.Helen Harkreader PhD RN is the author of 'Virtual Clinical Excursions to accompany Fundamentals of Nursing', published 2003 under ISBN 9780721697659 and ISBN 0721697658.