Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing

An Innovative Approach in Psychomotor Skill Teaching for Nurses: Virtual Reality Applications


Karadeniz Technical University School of Health Sciences, Trabzon, Turkey


Gazi University School of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 356-361
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.81542
Read: 118 Downloads: 66 Published: 30 September 2021

Psychomotor skill training is a process applied at laboratories for putting theoretical training into practice. In this training process, although students are trying to apply it on the model through following the demonstration and make students adopt this as a skill, gaining this skill may be deficient due to larger number of students and insufficient number of teachers. Therefore, technological hardware of today revealed availability of virtual reality applications that aim to make students gain experience as much as possible and whenever and wherever they want. Virtual reality is a part of simulation in nurse’s education and comprises the hardware at utmost reality level. As much the similarity with real world increases, the motivation and gains from the skills can be at best level. Studies where usage of the virtual reality increase day by day, studies on this issue newly commenced in our country. Therefore, this composition explained that the virtual reality applications in trainings of students to develop their psychomotor skills are important, and the studies conducted in relation with subject have been submitted; and it has been intended to be guiding study about feasibility thereof in our country.

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