VR brings healthcare to life for Holmesglen nursing students
Holmesglen nursing students are to benefit from a new $1.4 million virtual reality simulation program offering “true-to-life” crisis situation training.
Training includes using a virtual reality headset, where students are fully immersed in a 360-degree, pre-recorded simulated working environment, where actors undertake the role of patients and carers/families in crisis situations.
Developed by health innovation company Curve Tomorrow, in collaboration with Holmesglen and Swinburne University, the program will give nursing students an opportunity to learn how to work independently and as a team in a variety of realistic scenarios, including helping critically injured patients, dealing with emotional carers and families.
The aim is to provide students with the right skills needed to gain employment after their course.
Funding to launch the Jasper Virtual Reality Simulation Program comes from the Victorian Government’s $43.1 million Workforce Training Innovation Fund for industry to develop courses with TAFE and training providers that meet changing workplace needs.
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*Photo credit: Curve Tomorrow.