August 28, 2020By Bradley Chesham

Immerse Everything: Best Practices for VR in Nursing Education

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Presentation Details

September 3, 2020 at 3:00 PM, Pacific Coast Time Zone

Presented by: Bradley Chesham RN

Presentation Abstract

Nurses and nursing students have reported difficulty translating concept-based scientific knowledge into practice. This can have a significant impact on their development as a professional and on their ability to provide safe care.

A literature search has helped identify that VR technology requires a framework for best practice in understanding, implementing, and evaluating its utility when used as a teaching strategy within Nursing education. This fundamental gap in knowledge will be the basis for this authors future PhD.

Despite virtual reality’s increasing popularity and documented benefits when implemented as an educational tool, there is paucity of research to depict current trends, acceptance level, use cases and benefits and challenges of implementation of VR within nursing education. VR is known to augment traditional education through simulations and virtual experiences. It is therefore the objective of the author through an upcoming PhD to investigate how the nursing industry can best extract this innovative process and leverage the technology and aligned data, to enhance the value of nursing care.

The aim of this presentation is to present data, generate discussion and feedback on the perceptions, barriers, understand capacity building and adoption processes for VR that can support learning across the nursing profession. By working towards outlining a framework and thus developing innovative principles and strategies to engage patients, staff and collective communities as holistic partners to improve quality, safety and outcomes.

Duration (Hours): 1
Type of Offering: Webinar
Teaching Method: Lecture with Slide Presentation

Learning Objectives

  1. Understanding immersive technologies in nursing
  2. Pitfalls and advantages to stepping into another reality
  3. ROI and outcomes for immersive tech

Suggested Learner Level: Intermediate

Presenter Biography

Bradley Chesham RN
Founder / Director

Brad is a nurse educator and VR evangelist and founder of Bundle of Rays, an Australian Education company. Brad has worked in acute specialties with a focus on intensive care. This has been consolidated through a variety of international projects involving the British Army in Afghanistan, Australian Federal Police in Papua New Guinea and a multitude Oil & Gas projects across Mexico, Guinea and Norway for companies such as Exxon Petroleum and CGG Veritas Ltd and Commissioning new and revised services at two hospitals in South-East Queensland.

His mission is to provide #innovative education to health professionals, using the latest #immersive technology.


I own a Nursing education based VR company.

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Category: Education
Tags: AR, augmented reality, Education matters, ew, Metaverse, nursing, Nursing Education, nursing simulation, research, students, virtual reality, vr