Bridging the Gap: How VR and AI Can Revolutionize Nursing Education

George Michael "Mike" Christian
6 min readJul 10, 2023

An aging population, aging nurses, a shortage of nursing education faculty, and an increased demand for healthcare services have severe implications for patient care and safety. Throw in nurse burnout from the pandemic and healthcare approach crisis levels. Recent results from a Fall 2022 American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) survey show declining student enrollment across nursing enrollment levels. The bottom line, the problems are getting worse instead of better.

There are a lot of efforts on many fronts to improve the situation, including increased funding for nursing education programs, initiatives to attract more individuals to the nursing profession, and improvements in working conditions and job satisfaction for nurses. However, the nursing shortage remains a significant concern and requires ongoing attention and action from policymakers, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions.

I want to offer up a solution or a large part. One that my company has been working on for years. The solution will seem like nothing new on the surface because it will seem like it has “already been done,” but let me assure you it has not. At least not at the level it needs to be. The solution is fully immersive learning with integrated curricula available to groups and individuals remotely. This solution also merges the latest artificial intelligence to produce an integrated learning curriculum and provide virtual experts and simulated personas.

--

--

George Michael "Mike" Christian

CEO From the Future, programmer, futurist, technologist, a specialist in Extended Reality (XR) and how profoundly it will affect our lives. www.ftfvr.com