Web-Based RN-BSN Education: The Opportunities and the Challenges in Rural Settings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149383
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Web-Based RN-BSN Education: The Opportunities and the Challenges in Rural Settings
Abstract:
Web-Based RN-BSN Education: The Opportunities and the Challenges in Rural Settings
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Huston, Carol
P.I. Institution Name:California State University-Chico
Rural northern California is facing a critical shortage of baccalaureate prepared nurses, particularly in public health settings. This shortage shows little probability of resolution without intervention, given that 73% of California’s nurses continue to be educated in associate degree programs and that California currently ranks among the lowest of the 50 states in terms of numbers of RNs per 100,000 population. This presentation will showcase the efforts of a School of Nursing in northern California to increase RN-BSN enrollment through the redesign of on-campus and satellite courses to a computer format (Web CT) accessible by distance students, accompanied by limited, but quality, on-campus experiences. Web CT (Web Course Tools), developed by the University of British Columbia, is a client/server application, which allows users to access programs, which reside on a server, through the use of any web browser. Web CT contains email, bulletin boards, chat, course-tracking tools (how students progress), student tracking tools (scoring/grading), online self-correcting quizzes and tests, calendar, glossary, index, course search engines, and other accessories to manage courses and Web pages. The creation of this electronic learning community was made possible by funding from SCAHEC (ongoing) and a $1 million dollar Health and Human Services, Health Education Partnerships federal grant for RN-BSN education. This grant was funded in September 1999 for immediate implementation over a five-year period. A curricular overview, methods for course re-design, tools for web-based learning, course development and implementation costs, and preliminary student and program outcomes will be presented. In addition, attendees will see online demonstrations of nursing Web CT courses including handouts, worldwide web assignments, and interactive coursework that is supported by distance technologies. Speaker 1- Introduction to rural northern California and the nursing workforce shortage and the challenges inherent in increasing BSN enrollment through traditional educational formats. Speaker 2- Redesigning a traditional RN-BSN curriculum to a Web CT format- the challenges, opportunities and costs. Speaker 3- The impact of distance learning technologies on program and learner outcomes. Preliminary rural RN-BSN workforce impacts. Speaker 4- Hands on demonstration of two existing nursing Web CT courses. The learner will: 1. identify barriers to traditional on-site RN-BSN education for nurses living in rural areas; 2. describe the challenges, opportunities, and costs associated with the development and implementation of a primarily web based RN-BSN nursing program; 3. explore how traditional nursing courses could be taught using existing distance learning technologies such as Web CT.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWeb-Based RN-BSN Education: The Opportunities and the Challenges in Rural Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149383-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Web-Based RN-BSN Education: The Opportunities and the Challenges in Rural Settings</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Huston, Carol</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University-Chico</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">chuston@csuchico.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Rural northern California is facing a critical shortage of baccalaureate prepared nurses, particularly in public health settings. This shortage shows little probability of resolution without intervention, given that 73% of California&rsquo;s nurses continue to be educated in associate degree programs and that California currently ranks among the lowest of the 50 states in terms of numbers of RNs per 100,000 population. This presentation will showcase the efforts of a School of Nursing in northern California to increase RN-BSN enrollment through the redesign of on-campus and satellite courses to a computer format (Web CT) accessible by distance students, accompanied by limited, but quality, on-campus experiences. Web CT (Web Course Tools), developed by the University of British Columbia, is a client/server application, which allows users to access programs, which reside on a server, through the use of any web browser. Web CT contains email, bulletin boards, chat, course-tracking tools (how students progress), student tracking tools (scoring/grading), online self-correcting quizzes and tests, calendar, glossary, index, course search engines, and other accessories to manage courses and Web pages. The creation of this electronic learning community was made possible by funding from SCAHEC (ongoing) and a $1 million dollar Health and Human Services, Health Education Partnerships federal grant for RN-BSN education. This grant was funded in September 1999 for immediate implementation over a five-year period. A curricular overview, methods for course re-design, tools for web-based learning, course development and implementation costs, and preliminary student and program outcomes will be presented. In addition, attendees will see online demonstrations of nursing Web CT courses including handouts, worldwide web assignments, and interactive coursework that is supported by distance technologies. Speaker 1- Introduction to rural northern California and the nursing workforce shortage and the challenges inherent in increasing BSN enrollment through traditional educational formats. Speaker 2- Redesigning a traditional RN-BSN curriculum to a Web CT format- the challenges, opportunities and costs. Speaker 3- The impact of distance learning technologies on program and learner outcomes. Preliminary rural RN-BSN workforce impacts. Speaker 4- Hands on demonstration of two existing nursing Web CT courses. The learner will: 1. identify barriers to traditional on-site RN-BSN education for nurses living in rural areas; 2. describe the challenges, opportunities, and costs associated with the development and implementation of a primarily web based RN-BSN nursing program; 3. explore how traditional nursing courses could be taught using existing distance learning technologies such as Web CT.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:01:19Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:01:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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