Virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) simulation labs have increased in the past few years in nursing programs across the globe. Traditional simulation methods are still being utilized. While VR, MR and traditional simulations have evidence of successfully meeting the learning outcome of knowledge acquisition, VR and MR simulations have higher student engagement and overall satisfaction outcomes. Results show that while traditional methods should still be utilized, VR and MR encourage positive student engagement and supplement traditional simulations. Future research should include cost effectiveness of VR and MR, and also timeliness of educators’ mastery of the equipment.
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"Virtual and Mixed Reality Simulations Effectiveness on Learning Outcomes,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 111.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2023/iss2023/111