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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158416
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Use of PDAs with Undergraduate Nursing Students
Abstract:
Use of PDAs with Undergraduate Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Ketchum, Kathy, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Contact Address:1043 Turtle Creek Drive, O'Fallon, MO, 63366, USA
Contact Telephone:314-853-6175
Co-Authors:K.M. Ketchum, K. Behm, J. Vandever, Nursing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL;
Nurses commonly encounter advanced technologies in practice today and may function more effectively with point-of-care access to information. Faculty need to prepare students for this modern world by incorporating new learning strategies into undergraduate curriculums, such as use of personal digital assistants (PDAs). Roger's model of diffusion of innovations provided a framework for a funded collaborative study at a Midwestern university among nursing faculty, librarians, and staff from the campus technology department. One-hundred and sixty-five PDAs were obtained and distributed to entering preclinical sophomore students and faculty. Faculty members attended a one-day educational workshop to learn how to use the PDA and methods for integrating the PDA into the undergraduate curriculum. Instructional information for the students regarding the PDAs was distributed through face-to-face meetings, informational CDs, a designated Blackboard site, and podcasts. Students were also provided with instructions on how to download previously developed nursing skills videos directly to their PDAs to help them review skills techniques in the clinical setting. Surveys were administered before distribution, at the end of the 1st semester, and prior to graduation. Final data, advantages and disadvantages of the project, and implications for research and education will be provided. Integration of diverse technologies such as these into higher education is a necessary educational strategy for the future, but should be thoroughly evaluated to assure effectiveness.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUse of PDAs with Undergraduate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158416-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Use of PDAs with Undergraduate Nursing Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Ketchum, Kathy, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southern Illinois University Edwardsville</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1043 Turtle Creek Drive, O'Fallon, MO, 63366, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">314-853-6175</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kketchu@siue.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">K.M. Ketchum, K. Behm, J. Vandever, Nursing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Nurses commonly encounter advanced technologies in practice today and may function more effectively with point-of-care access to information. Faculty need to prepare students for this modern world by incorporating new learning strategies into undergraduate curriculums, such as use of personal digital assistants (PDAs). Roger's model of diffusion of innovations provided a framework for a funded collaborative study at a Midwestern university among nursing faculty, librarians, and staff from the campus technology department. One-hundred and sixty-five PDAs were obtained and distributed to entering preclinical sophomore students and faculty. Faculty members attended a one-day educational workshop to learn how to use the PDA and methods for integrating the PDA into the undergraduate curriculum. Instructional information for the students regarding the PDAs was distributed through face-to-face meetings, informational CDs, a designated Blackboard site, and podcasts. Students were also provided with instructions on how to download previously developed nursing skills videos directly to their PDAs to help them review skills techniques in the clinical setting. Surveys were administered before distribution, at the end of the 1st semester, and prior to graduation. Final data, advantages and disadvantages of the project, and implications for research and education will be provided. Integration of diverse technologies such as these into higher education is a necessary educational strategy for the future, but should be thoroughly evaluated to assure effectiveness.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:01:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:01:48Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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