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SAFEHR (formerly known as Mavrick Virtual Family) is a simulation software that allows educators to customize student training focusing on family nursing practice. Our scenarios are built around a 65 family member unit. Scenarios are provided for you or you may create your own customized scenarios to meet your specific curricular needs. SAFEHR has built-in analytics and reporting capabilities to track student learning outcomes, programing outcomes, and provide evaluation data.


The use of a 65 member Maverick family facilitates a unique family focused student learning experience. These simulations teach students how to communicate, assess, and address family concerns while providing nursing care to the individual patient. Family focused simulations highlight how family roles, routines, environment and genetic factors affect family health outcomes.


SAFEHR captures data during simulation through the use of peer-reviews, faculty evaluations and wearable technology. SAFEHR’s analytics system includes customizable reports for faculty to review ongoing trends of nursing skills from an individual, group or program perspective. The wearable technology allows educators to review simulations and analyze student clinical reasoning and skill set.


SAFEHR examines individual and family health through the use of genograms, ecomaps, and family constructs. SAFEHR will ultimately transform health care from an individualized approach to holistic care of the entire family unit.

Genogram the visual representation within the EHR that identifies family’s members and their family’s health history.

Ecomap visual representation that displays the relationships of the family, sources of social support and stressors that affect family members and the world around them.

Family Constructs focus on the family unit by providing a framework for family health and nursing practices. They are rooted in research and evidence-based practice. Family constructs facilitate communication between healthcare providers and the family, as well as bridging communication and support amongst family members. This will increase the new graduate’s confidence and ability to work within most family dynamics, assist their needs, and empower families to care for one another.


The Family Construct Network is being created with the understanding that different perspectives of family, family health, and nursing practice focused on families should be thoroughly examined. Definitions and nursing actions focused on the experience, response, concerns, and strengths of families during health and illness are addressed in a family construct. In this network, individuals with expertise can refine a family construct, as well as propose new constructs and encourage the incorporation of new ideas within a family construct. This network aims to be diverse in nature, and was developed with the intention of sharing and learning new knowledge and understandings so that the undergraduate nursing students can find and learn attested family constructs.



Our wireless wearable technology captures student perspective during simulation. They provide the ability for faculty to easily correct skill performance. Students can view simulation recording to improve individual performance of skills. Our wearables will provide a hands-free experience of the EHR and ability to access critical information and also allow instructors to demonstrate nursing skills from a first person perspective while students look-on. Faculty can also verbally record and tag events for debriefing.

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Glen Taylor Nursing Institute for Family and Society

Minnesota State University

School of Nursing

360 Wissink Hall

Mankato MN 56001


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