Wolters Kluwer has introduced vrClinicals for Nursing, a virtual reality (VR) nursing education experience designed to improve training.
Through the use of VR devices — such as the Meta Quest 2 headset — vrClinicals provide access to a virtual replica of a real-life hospital environment, as well as various patient cases and scenarios, and tasks that nurses face daily in the workplace.
By leveraging the potential of the metaverse, aspiring nurses and students will be able to practice in a safe-to-fail environment without worrying about making irreversible mistakes, while receiving real-time feedback.
VR technology would also solve the problem of nursing students not having access to physical clinical sites.
Aside from giving students training, this would prepare them for real-world work, providing them with the skills they need to become experts.
vrClinicals for Nursing, created in collaboration with Laerdal Medical, will be on display at Booth 747 at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), which will be held in Orlando, Florida, from January 21-25, 2023.
This is not Wolters Kluwer’s first foray into health-related metaverse applications; earlier this month, the company announced a collaboration with BioDigital XR to bring medical education to the metaverse via a cloud-based model of the human body and virtual solutions.