Integrating Virtual Reality into your Curriculum and Beyond

Integrating Virtual Reality into your Curriculum and Beyond

Interested in including virtual reality as a learning strategy with your nursing students? Are you unsure where to begin? If so this session is for you! In this session, we will explore different virtual reality experiences that enhance learning and engagement. You will have an opportunity to explore the variety of options for including virtual reality in your learning environments. You will learn about the options available, devices to use, and how to evaluate effectiveness. You will leave with ways to optimize student learning in innovative and exciting ways.


Michelle Aebersold, PhD, RN, CHSE, FAAN

Michelle Aebersold PhD, RN, CHSE, FAAN is a Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in the Department of Systems, Population and Leadership. She is an assistant editor at Clinical Simulation in Nursing and a former board member of INACSL. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information and an XR Faculty Innovator in residence at the Center for Academic Innovation. As part of a team, she has received grant funding from the National Cancer Institute to use simulation to improve the safe delivery of chemotherapy by nurses and pharmacist. She lead the development of a Virtual Reality Application called, Under the Skin, which focuses on improving the care for patients undergoing chemotherapy. She has developed 360 videos to support the care of patients who are Deaf or hard of hearing and she is also working on using immersive virtual reality and augmented reality to determine how those methods can be integrated into the practice environment in adult and pediatric emergency environments. She has published in the area of virtual reality and integrating simulation into the curriculum. She is well published, presents her work nationally and internationally and loves to mentor others in the field.