Outcomes of Online Courses to Prepare Nurses for Practice in Critical Care: A Six-Month Follow-Up Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147326
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Presentation
Title:
Outcomes of Online Courses to Prepare Nurses for Practice in Critical Care: A Six-Month Follow-Up Study
Abstract:
Outcomes of Online Courses to Prepare Nurses for Practice in Critical Care: A Six-Month Follow-Up Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Billings, Diane M., EdD, RN, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University School of Nursing
Title:Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean
Co-Authors:Pamela R. Jeffries, RN, DNS; Sonia Strevy, RN, MS
By providing critical care students and nurses an opportunity to learn critical care knowledge and skills in an online environment using a clinical preceptor model, practitioners can develop the skills needed for real world experience and develop the professionalism attributes needed to be a critical care nurse. Three online courses (neonatal, pediatric, and adult) with a clinical practicum were developed to prepare students and RNs for beginning practice in this specialty. The purpose of this exploratory longitudinal study was to measure outcomes of professionalism and socialization to critical care nursing practice six months after completing a comprehensive, online critical care course. The study also sought to understand the impact of taking the course with a clinical practicum supervised by a preceptor. The Billings (2000) framework for assessing outcomes and practices in Web-based courses guided this exploratory study. Data were gathered using the Evaluating the Educational Uses of Web-based Courses in Nursing (EEUWIN) instrument; reliability and validity of the instrument in this study were acceptable and comparable to previous studies. The sample included 28 participants enrolled in 3 sections of each of the three critical care courses. Participants were students enrolled in academic programs or registered nurses seeking preparation for specialty practice. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Findings include the similarities and contrasts between participants who took the course along with a clinical practicum or the didactic course only. After completing the course, many participants were employed by the agency in which the clinical practicum was held. Overall, socialization and professionalism can be achieved through online courses. With the current nursing and nurse educator shortage, more innovative, effective instructional models need to be developed and tested to provide educational options to prepare nurses for clinical practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOutcomes of Online Courses to Prepare Nurses for Practice in Critical Care: A Six-Month Follow-Up Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147326-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Outcomes of Online Courses to Prepare Nurses for Practice in Critical Care: A Six-Month Follow-Up Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Billings, Diane M., EdD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dbillin@iupui.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pamela R. Jeffries, RN, DNS; Sonia Strevy, RN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">By providing critical care students and nurses an opportunity to learn critical care knowledge and skills in an online environment using a clinical preceptor model, practitioners can develop the skills needed for real world experience and develop the professionalism attributes needed to be a critical care nurse. Three online courses (neonatal, pediatric, and adult) with a clinical practicum were developed to prepare students and RNs for beginning practice in this specialty. The purpose of this exploratory longitudinal study was to measure outcomes of professionalism and socialization to critical care nursing practice six months after completing a comprehensive, online critical care course. The study also sought to understand the impact of taking the course with a clinical practicum supervised by a preceptor. The Billings (2000) framework for assessing outcomes and practices in Web-based courses guided this exploratory study. Data were gathered using the Evaluating the Educational Uses of Web-based Courses in Nursing (EEUWIN) instrument; reliability and validity of the instrument in this study were acceptable and comparable to previous studies. The sample included 28 participants enrolled in 3 sections of each of the three critical care courses. Participants were students enrolled in academic programs or registered nurses seeking preparation for specialty practice. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Findings include the similarities and contrasts between participants who took the course along with a clinical practicum or the didactic course only. After completing the course, many participants were employed by the agency in which the clinical practicum was held. Overall, socialization and professionalism can be achieved through online courses. With the current nursing and nurse educator shortage, more innovative, effective instructional models need to be developed and tested to provide educational options to prepare nurses for clinical practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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