Implementation and Evaluation of the Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Education: A Pilot Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158934
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementation and Evaluation of the Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Education: A Pilot Study
Abstract:
Implementation and Evaluation of the Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Education: A Pilot Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Andrea, Joan, DNP
P.I. Institution Name:North Park University
Contact Address:3225 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625, USA
Contact Telephone:773-244-6256
Co-Authors:J. Andrea, , North Park University, Chicago, IL; C. Wang, North Park University, Chicago, IL; K. Fisher, North Park University, Chicago, IL;
In January of 2008, a small liberal arts university started a pilot study mandating undergraduate nursing students to use personal digital assistants (PDAs) in place of traditional reference books as part of the required curriculum. The aim of this study is twofold. The first purpose is to compare the speed & accuracy of using PDAs for medical calculations and retrieval of clinical information versus using reference books. The second purpose is to describe the response of students in using this technology in place of books. A total of 30 undergraduate nursing students from a private liberal arts university will be recruited. Students will be recruited from two groups. The control group will consist of students who entered the nursing program before PDAs were required. This group will use nursing reference books required for their classes to answer the questions. The second group will consist of nursing students who entered the program after the School of Nursing mandated use and training of PDAs. These students will answer the same questions but will be restricted to using a PDA with nursing student software. This PDA software contains the same information found in traditional nursing reference books that the first group will use. A descriptive comparative method will be used to analyze the data. The results, conclusions, implications for nursing education and nursing practice will be discussed at the completion of the study. This research is partially funded by the North Park University's Individual Project Development Grant.
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.titleImplementation and Evaluation of the Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Education: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158934-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Implementation and Evaluation of the Use of Personal Digital Assistants in Undergraduate Clinical Nursing Education: A Pilot Study</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">Andrea, Joan, DNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">North Park University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3225 West Foster Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60625, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">773-244-6256</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jandrea@northpark.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">J. Andrea, , North Park University, Chicago, IL; C. Wang, North Park University, Chicago, IL; K. Fisher, North Park University, Chicago, IL;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In January of 2008, a small liberal arts university started a pilot study mandating undergraduate nursing students to use personal digital assistants (PDAs) in place of traditional reference books as part of the required curriculum. The aim of this study is twofold. The first purpose is to compare the speed &amp; accuracy of using PDAs for medical calculations and retrieval of clinical information versus using reference books. The second purpose is to describe the response of students in using this technology in place of books. A total of 30 undergraduate nursing students from a private liberal arts university will be recruited. Students will be recruited from two groups. The control group will consist of students who entered the nursing program before PDAs were required. This group will use nursing reference books required for their classes to answer the questions. The second group will consist of nursing students who entered the program after the School of Nursing mandated use and training of PDAs. These students will answer the same questions but will be restricted to using a PDA with nursing student software. This PDA software contains the same information found in traditional nursing reference books that the first group will use. A descriptive comparative method will be used to analyze the data. The results, conclusions, implications for nursing education and nursing practice will be discussed at the completion of the study. This research is partially funded by the North Park University's Individual Project Development Grant.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:32:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:32:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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