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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159571
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Ready or Not: Nursing Student Computer Competence
Abstract:
Ready or Not: Nursing Student Computer Competence
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Batten, Susan
Contact Address:SON, 5946 Sweetwater Court, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA
Co-Authors:Carlos A C Baptista
Transformation of nursing education from traditional format to computer based continues to gain momentum. Faculty may possess the knowledge necessary to develop quality web-based topics, but many learners are not well prepared to utilize the web-based curriculum resources. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify level of student computer competence and experience with related technology variables. Athanasou (1999) model was the framework for examining computer based skill; faculty assess student satisfaction at course closure, but not extent of preparation before beginning computer centered study. The extent to which nursing students can apply computer knowledge in an efficient and meaningful manner is crucial. Subjects for this study were 324 individuals enrolled in either the basic BSN, RN to BSN, or graduate nursing program in a Midwestern academic medical center. Participation was voluntary and included students taking web-based and traditional classroom courses. The research methodology integrated a 54-item tool to identify current level of computer ability; individual demographic information was also assessed in order to identify relationship to competence. Statistical outcomes indicate that nursing students can be classified by level of computer competence, and that there is significant variation in competence between basic junior and senior undergraduates, RN/BSN students, and graduate program enrollees. Subscores for computer, Internet, email, word processing, database and presentation programs were calculated, as well as determination of a global rating as novice, intermediate or expert. Conclusions are that nursing education programs should require students to complete a broad-based computer course before taking nursing coursework, and to assess student’s level of competence before online study is initiated. Students want dynamic presentations and a variety of formats consistent with individual learning, yet lack basic skills necessary to work online. AN: MN030291
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.titleReady or Not: Nursing Student Computer Competenceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159571-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Ready or Not: Nursing Student Computer Competence </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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Batten, Susan</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 5946 Sweetwater Court, Toledo, OH, 43614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carlos A C Baptista </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Transformation of nursing education from traditional format to computer based continues to gain momentum. Faculty may possess the knowledge necessary to develop quality web-based topics, but many learners are not well prepared to utilize the web-based curriculum resources. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify level of student computer competence and experience with related technology variables. Athanasou (1999) model was the framework for examining computer based skill; faculty assess student satisfaction at course closure, but not extent of preparation before beginning computer centered study. The extent to which nursing students can apply computer knowledge in an efficient and meaningful manner is crucial. Subjects for this study were 324 individuals enrolled in either the basic BSN, RN to BSN, or graduate nursing program in a Midwestern academic medical center. Participation was voluntary and included students taking web-based and traditional classroom courses. The research methodology integrated a 54-item tool to identify current level of computer ability; individual demographic information was also assessed in order to identify relationship to competence. Statistical outcomes indicate that nursing students can be classified by level of computer competence, and that there is significant variation in competence between basic junior and senior undergraduates, RN/BSN students, and graduate program enrollees. Subscores for computer, Internet, email, word processing, database and presentation programs were calculated, as well as determination of a global rating as novice, intermediate or expert. Conclusions are that nursing education programs should require students to complete a broad-based computer course before taking nursing coursework, and to assess student&rsquo;s level of competence before online study is initiated. Students want dynamic presentations and a variety of formats consistent with individual learning, yet lack basic skills necessary to work online. AN: MN030291 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:08:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:08:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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