Exploring the Effectiveness of a Distance-Delivered Nursing Program in Alaska: A Pilot Study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149991
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Exploring the Effectiveness of a Distance-Delivered Nursing Program in Alaska: A Pilot Study
Abstract:
Exploring the Effectiveness of a Distance-Delivered Nursing Program in Alaska: A Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Coose, Carol Sue, RN, MS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alaska Anchorage
Title:Associate Professor
ABSTRACT This was a pilot of a survey instrument proposed for use to explore the benefits, problems and effectiveness of educational delivery methods utilized in the AAS nursing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The study was designed to measure second year, last semester, nursing student and graduate perceptions of benefits, problems and effectiveness of the delivery methods used in their education. Participants in the pilot included traditional on-campus nursing students/graduates as well as those in the AAS Outreach sites, where course content is delivered through distance delivery methods, using web-based and other technology. Participants in this pilot study were graduates of the AAS Nursing program in 2002 and last semester students in 2004. Methodology of the study included a survey instrument used to obtain both qualitative and quantitative data. The survey obtained demographic data as well as student/graduate perceptions about the benefits, problems and effectiveness of educational delivery methods through the use of Likert scale items and narrative statements. Analysis of data consisted of descriptive analysis, analysis of narrative data, and comparative statistics on student perceptions between on-campus and Outreach participants. A Cronbach's Coefficient alpha was calculated on each set of survey questions from the three areas being studied: benefits, problems, and effectiveness of educational delivery methods, as well as on the survey as a whole. Results of the analysis indicated adequate reliability (alpha > .60) on three total variables created from the survey items and on the survey as whole. T-tests results indicated there were no statistically significant differences between on-campus and the distance delivery participants' mean responses on the total variables for problems or effectiveness of delivery methods. However, the Outreach participants (m=20.91) rated the benefits of delivery methods significantly higher than did the on-campus (m=18.74, t-test = -2.01, df= 35).
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.titleExploring the Effectiveness of a Distance-Delivered Nursing Program in Alaska: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149991-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Exploring the Effectiveness of a Distance-Delivered Nursing Program in Alaska: A Pilot 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">Coose, Carol Sue, RN, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alaska Anchorage</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">afcsc@uaa.alaska.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">ABSTRACT This was a pilot of a survey instrument proposed for use to explore the benefits, problems and effectiveness of educational delivery methods utilized in the AAS nursing program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. The study was designed to measure second year, last semester, nursing student and graduate perceptions of benefits, problems and effectiveness of the delivery methods used in their education. Participants in the pilot included traditional on-campus nursing students/graduates as well as those in the AAS Outreach sites, where course content is delivered through distance delivery methods, using web-based and other technology. Participants in this pilot study were graduates of the AAS Nursing program in 2002 and last semester students in 2004. Methodology of the study included a survey instrument used to obtain both qualitative and quantitative data. The survey obtained demographic data as well as student/graduate perceptions about the benefits, problems and effectiveness of educational delivery methods through the use of Likert scale items and narrative statements. Analysis of data consisted of descriptive analysis, analysis of narrative data, and comparative statistics on student perceptions between on-campus and Outreach participants. A Cronbach's Coefficient alpha was calculated on each set of survey questions from the three areas being studied: benefits, problems, and effectiveness of educational delivery methods, as well as on the survey as a whole. Results of the analysis indicated adequate reliability (alpha &gt; .60) on three total variables created from the survey items and on the survey as whole. T-tests results indicated there were no statistically significant differences between on-campus and the distance delivery participants' mean responses on the total variables for problems or effectiveness of delivery methods. However, the Outreach participants (m=20.91) rated the benefits of delivery methods significantly higher than did the on-campus (m=18.74, t-test = -2.01, df= 35).</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:14:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:14:03Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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