I n nursing education, new developments in technology are often used to improve the process of learning for students. Simulations has been one of the ways educators are able to effectively teach nursing students with positive outcomes of learning. Virtual reality (VR) specifically is an up and coming avenue for immersive simulations but the challenges of cost and access to technology has prohibited the use by most institutions. However, with the popularity and advancements of the mobile application VR is now a viable avenue for patient care simulation.
Take Away Notes:
• The audience will learn the benefits of virtual reality in nursing education
• The audience will learn how easily accessible VR can be to students all over the globe via the mobile application
• This research will allow educators to present a new way to expand their educational offerings and perhaps even change the way assessment testing is currently done. This would provide an alternative to expensive mannequins or low fidelity mannequins
• This could improve the jobs of those in charge of the clinical simulations skills laboratory