VR nursing training: Pushing Humanity Forward (PoC)

Our client had the idea to connect two things he is passionate about - healthcare and virtual reality - all at the service of humanity. He reached out to 4Experience, inviting us to cooperate with his team of nursing educators and simulation experts in order to create a VR nursing training.




medicine training



VR nursing training



HTC Vive Pro

Hi5 Haptic Glove


The cost of getting qualified

Medical care providers - such as nurses and doctors - have very limited time to act in order to save a patient’s life. A moment of hesitation can bring disastrous results, including minor or fatal injuries. That’s why it is extremely important for nurses to keep their practical knowledge and skills up to date.

Such experience comes from years of hard work, including learning from your own mistakes and performing the same activities hundreds - even thousands - times. Medical personnel is currently improving their skills by performing activities on trained simulated patient actors or (mute or not-responsive) robotic mannequins. Unluckily, both solutions are extremely pricey and time-consuming.

On the other hand, it is critical to their education that they are able to practice providing healthcare in an authentic, safe way. That's why our client decided to challenged us with creating PoC of VR nursing training, using Hi5 Haptic Gloves.

Process and project scope

If students aren’t engaged then they won’t pay attention

Business value

Wound dressing - a practical simulation

Unluckily (or not?), real-life healthcare doesn’t happen in a classroom. Thus, VR nursing training is a perfect solution to make trainees learning as authentic as possible.

VR nursing training gives the personnel a safe, immersive learning environment so that when they do begin to treat actual patients, they are as prepared as possible. Is it also possible to recreate situations that rarely occur in order to apply their knowledge gained through theory and keep their lifesaving skills sharp, even if they’re only needed once in a while.

It’s easier to modify subtle variables of the training environment with VR when compared to traditional methods. The HTC Vive VR kit allowed nurse participants to explore a virtual clinic and interact with various elements, including the patient.

Virtual reality is being used to create simulations of nursing scenarios where the trainee has to carry out a series of tasks, for example, checking a patient’s vital signs. But it is also used to train how to react in an emergency, e.g. cardiac arrest.

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