Extended reality (XR) is an umbrella term that includes augmented reality, mixed reality, and virtual reality. During the 2017/2018 Academic Year, the exploration of using augmented, mixed and virtual reality began in the medical-surgical courses at CSU Channel Islands’ Nursing Program with development towards full integration in clinical courses beginning in 2019/2020 Academic Year. In 2020, we had to shift to virtual options in light of the pandemic and transition to online learning, providing further consideration for online uses of XR in nursing education.
Purpose: This website is intended as both a resource and record for the journey taken with XR from 2017 to present. For faculty, this may be helpful to explore examples of AR, MR, and VR including resources to facilitate XR simulated experiences in nursing. For others, we hope to share examples, encourage innovative ideas, and offer a place to find resources, share, or reach out to connect.
Jaime Hannans, Ph.D, RN, CNE www.jaimeahannans.com
Colleen Nevins, DNP, RN, CNE http://nursenevins.cikeys.com/