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April 21, 2022

Nursing Students at TTUHSC of El Paso Using Virtual Reality In the Classroom

Virtual reality is becoming more popular, especially for video game lovers, but it’s become a practical tool.

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EL PASO, Texas — Virtual reality is becoming more popular, especially for video game lovers, but it’s become a practical tool. Nursing students at Texas Tech University Health Sciences of El Paso are using it to train how to treat patients.

About 20 students this spring semester have been using Oculus headsets that put them in a virtual reality hospital. Students are given different patients that are experiencing different illnesses. Sessions last about 20 minutes, followed by a quiz. They are then required to fill out documentation just like they would in a hospital setting.

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