Reframing Nursing ?Practice?: How Virtual Learning Environments Are Changing the Traditional Practice of Nursing

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147895
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reframing Nursing ?Practice?: How Virtual Learning Environments Are Changing the Traditional Practice of Nursing
Abstract:
Reframing Nursing ?Practice?: How Virtual Learning Environments Are Changing the Traditional Practice of Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Corvey, Rebecca J., RN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Macon State College
Title:Nursing Programs Director, Macon State College
Nursing education programs are fast implementing online learning in an attempt to capture and retain students looking for accessible learning options that fit into their work, family and social worlds, and, which meet the critical need for healthcare personnel by preparing skilled professionals in a timely manner. Professional nursing education includes both theoretical learning and practice development. Traditionally nursing practice has been taught through hands on patient care and laboratory simulations in which knowledge transfer occurs as learners apply concepts to increasingly complex situations in various healthcare environments. While there is an abundance of literature identifying effective online learning and teaching strategies for effective theoretical learning there is little evidence which identifies how ?practice? can be developed within virtual environments. The purpose of this study was to uncover the characteristics of practice within an online community and to identify how nursing practice is transferred from a virtual environment into the ?real world? of practice of traditional practice settings. Using the theoretical framework of ?communities of practice?, a qualitative case study was used to investigate this phenomenon. Face to face interviews of advanced practice nurses were conducted. In addition, listserv documents were downloaded and analyzed for content. Using constant comparative analysis three categories of findings emerged form the data. Participation in an online community of practice helped to strengthen practice, promote advocacy within the profession and for clients, and participation in an online community of practice fostered leadership for practice. Participants ?practiced? their learning in their individual settings and through the sharing of their experiences and learning they contributed to the growth of the community's practice. The findings of this study suggest that online communities of practice could become valuable resources for professional education and practice development.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReframing Nursing ?Practice?: How Virtual Learning Environments Are Changing the Traditional Practice of Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147895-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Reframing Nursing ?Practice?: How Virtual Learning Environments Are Changing the Traditional Practice of Nursing</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">Corvey, Rebecca J., RN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Macon State College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Programs Director, Macon State College</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bcorvey@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nursing education programs are fast implementing online learning in an attempt to capture and retain students looking for accessible learning options that fit into their work, family and social worlds, and, which meet the critical need for healthcare personnel by preparing skilled professionals in a timely manner. Professional nursing education includes both theoretical learning and practice development. Traditionally nursing practice has been taught through hands on patient care and laboratory simulations in which knowledge transfer occurs as learners apply concepts to increasingly complex situations in various healthcare environments. While there is an abundance of literature identifying effective online learning and teaching strategies for effective theoretical learning there is little evidence which identifies how ?practice? can be developed within virtual environments. The purpose of this study was to uncover the characteristics of practice within an online community and to identify how nursing practice is transferred from a virtual environment into the ?real world? of practice of traditional practice settings. Using the theoretical framework of ?communities of practice?, a qualitative case study was used to investigate this phenomenon. Face to face interviews of advanced practice nurses were conducted. In addition, listserv documents were downloaded and analyzed for content. Using constant comparative analysis three categories of findings emerged form the data. Participation in an online community of practice helped to strengthen practice, promote advocacy within the profession and for clients, and participation in an online community of practice fostered leadership for practice. Participants ?practiced? their learning in their individual settings and through the sharing of their experiences and learning they contributed to the growth of the community's practice. The findings of this study suggest that online communities of practice could become valuable resources for professional education and practice development.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:37:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:37:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.