Virtually Nursing: Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education

Cynthia L. Foronda, Celeste M. Alfes, Parvati Dev, A. J. Kleinheksel, Douglas A. Nelson, John M. O'Donnell, Joseph T. Samosky

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Augmented reality and virtual simulation technologies in nursing education are burgeoning. Preliminary evidence suggests that these innovative pedagogical approaches are effective. The aim of this article is to present 6 newly emerged products and systems that may improve nursing education. Technologies may present opportunities to improve teaching efforts, better engage students, and transform nursing education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalNurse educator
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017



  • augmented reality
  • nursing education
  • simulation
  • technology
  • virtual reality
  • virtual simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • LPN and LVN

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Foronda, C. L., Alfes, C. M., Dev, P., Kleinheksel, A. J., Nelson, D. A., O'Donnell, J. M., & Samosky, J. T. (2017). Virtually Nursing: Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education. Nurse educator, 42(1), 14-17.