Extended Reality (XR) and Virtual Immersion in Nursing Education
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.