Extended Reality (XR) and Virtual Immersion in Nursing Education (60-Minute Session)

Extended Reality (XR) and Virtual Immersion in Nursing Education (60-Minute Session)

Extended Reality (XR) is an innovative high impact emerging teaching and learning experience gaining momentum in nursing education. To engage the learner in dimensions that are highly impacting and immersive, educators need to understand various types of extended reality (augmented, mixed, and virtual reality). As technology rapidly advances, terminology can be confusing, and resources may seem unattainable within a nursing program for a number of reasons.  The presentation will define terminology and application of extended reality in undergraduate nursing education, discuss teaching and learning approaches that may be within your reach, as well as address how to formally integrate opportunities of XR into curriculum. Participants will be provided opportunity to participate in an immersive virtual reality scenario.


Jaime Hannans, PhD, RN, CNE

Jaime Hannans, PhD, RN, CNE is Associate Professor of Nursing at California State University Channel Islands and acts as the California State University Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Campus Co-Coordinator working on textbook affordability. Dr. Hannans obtained her BSN and MSN from California State University, Chico, and PhD from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Hannans has received numerous awards including the California State University Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award 2018 and the AACN Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award 2019. Her research interests are most recently focused on immersive virtual reality experiences, reflective learning, simulation, online and blended learning best practices, and the use of technology and open educational resources in higher education.

Colleen Nevins, DNP, RN, CNE

Colleen Nevins, DNP, RN, CNE is an Assistant Professor in the Nursing Program at California State University, Channel Islands.  She teaches primarily didactic and clinical medical-surgical nursing courses.  Previously, Colleen served as the Simulation Lab Instructor at CSU Channel Islands, overseeing the skills lab and simulations for both the generic and RN to BSN tracks.  Colleen has also taught in vocational and other baccalaureate nursing programs.  Her practice experience includes ER, home care, ICU, neurology, GYN post – surgery, and 16 years of management. Colleen obtained her BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; a Masters in Nursing from UCLA; and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Western University of Health Sciences.  Scholarly pursuits include self-care practices and simulated learning of baccalaureate nursing students.  Refer to http://nursenevins.cikeys.com/ for more information on teaching and scholarship.