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The Student Experience Using Virtual Reality Simulation to Teach Decontamination
Clinical Simulation in Nursing
  • Deborah Lee Ulrich, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Sharon Farra, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Sherrill Jeanne Smith, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Eric Hodgson
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2014
Abstract
Background There is a need to prepare new nurses in disaster procedures. Virtual reality simulation (VRS) offers a method for disaster training; yet, little is known about the student experience using this type of simulation. Methods Senior baccalaureate students at two universities who experienced a VRS decontamination exercise were asked to participate in focus groups to describe their experience. Responses were analyzed using constant comparative analysis. Results Student feedback was positive, and three themes emerged from the data: The Experience of VRS, The Learning Process, and The Implementation of the Learning Activity. Conclusions VRS provides an engaging learning opportunity to learn the skill of decontamination. Educators and developers must work together to ensure optimal learning opportunities for students in virtual environments.
DOI
10.1016/j.ecns.2014.08.003
Citation Information
Deborah Lee Ulrich, Sharon Farra, Sherrill Jeanne Smith and Eric Hodgson. "The Student Experience Using Virtual Reality Simulation to Teach Decontamination" Clinical Simulation in Nursing Vol. 10 Iss. 11 (2014) p. 546 - 553 ISSN: 18761399
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sharon_farra/2/