Feature ArticlesGamification of Nursing Education With Digital BadgesWhite, Meagan MSN, RNC; Shellenbarger, Teresa PhD, RN, CNE, ANEFAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Senior Program Analyst (Ms White), American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland; and Professor (Dr Shellenbarger), Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Ms White, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Suite 400, 8515 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910 ([email protected]; [email protected]). Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal’s Web site (www.nurseeducatoronline.com). Accepted for publication: July 7, 2017 Published ahead of print: August 15, 2017 Nurse Educator: 3/4 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 2 - p 78-82 doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000434 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Digital badges (DBs) serve as an innovative approach to gamifying nursing education by engaging socially connected, technologically savvy nursing students in learning. Because assessment and credentialing mechanisms are housed and managed online, DBs are designed as visible indicators of accomplishment and skill. This article describes important considerations for faculty when incorporating game-based pedagogies such as DB into nursing education and identifies potential pitfalls with DB use that faculty should consider. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.