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Monday, October 29 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Augmented reality in Nursing: Exploring students’ perspectives on learning

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Background: Simulation is recognised internationally as a safe and effective way to teach health students. There are limitations to this learning experience, however, due to the static nature of mannequins and the complexity of the learning required.
The evolution of spatial mapping technology and 3D applications has the potential to change nurse education and advance physical assessment skills. While immersive technologies have been explored for their application in medical training, there is sparse research exploring how these technologies can be used to advance nurse education.
Objective: The aim of the study was to explore students’ perspectives of learning through spatial mapping technology and how this emerging technology can enhance nurse education.
Methods: Second-year nursing students were recruited to explore the educational application of augmented reality. Participants were required to undertake a nursing assessment and documentation of a projected holographic patient based on a developed case study.
Discussion: Nurse education requires the integration of complex concepts of physiology, adaptive expertise and collaborative practice. These technologies can transform health education to provide meaningful education by applying the instructional theory of whole-task training, via the domains of active, constructive, intentional, authentic and co-operative transfer of learning.

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Jane Frost

University of Canberra
Jane's research aligns the theme of health and wellbeing through the lifespan. Enablement is a concept that is examines how people cope, manage and understand after a consultation. Jane's thesis examines this concept within the role of Nurse Practitioners in primary health care, but... Read More →

Monday October 29, 2018 11:15am - 11:45am
Blackfriars Building, G.25

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