A Call to Unify Definitions of Virtual Reality

Suzan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren, Sharon L. Farra, Guillaume Alinier, H. Michael Young

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Virtual reality (VR) will be widely adopted by nursing within the next five years as a simulation method. The confusion generated by the various emerging definitions of VR led to the authors to review various definitions and to make a recommendation for the use of the concepts immersion and presence as a way to define VR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-34
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Early online date23 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


  • augmented reality
  • immersion
  • immersive technologies
  • presence
  • simulation
  • virtual reality


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