augmented reality, nursing education, simulation, technology, virtual simulation, virtual reality



  1. Foronda, Cynthia L. PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
  2. Alfes, Celeste M. DNP, RN
  3. Dev, Parvati PhD
  4. Kleinheksel, A.J. PhD
  5. Nelson, Douglas A. Jr BSE, BS
  6. O'Donnell, John M. DRPH, RN, CRNA
  7. Samosky, Joseph T. PhD


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.