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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161894
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Guiding RNFAs Into Practice: Using Online Curriculum Method
Author(s):
Marinelli, Maria C.
Author Details:
Maria C. Marinelli, MSN, RN, CNOR, Jefferson School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Maria.C.Marinelli@jefferson.edu
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: Assess students at a community college in the northeastern USA to determine the need for providing online modules to assist in the learning process of the current program and describe the process of initiating online modules for students in an Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) Surgical Assistant Program. Background/Significance: Biomedical informatics has become increasingly more common in curriculum development and informatics is expected to become a more integrated part of health professional and biomedical education in the future. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has expressed a need for increased access to distance educational methods for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. By utilizing teaching concepts and skills introduced in online modules, students progress at their own pace. Procedures and skills can be reinforced in the clinical area and simulation labs. Method: A Needs Assessment Survey was performed to assess the feasibility of using computer modules to enhance distance learning, prior to attending an onsite didactic and clinical program of surgical assisting for RNFAs and NPs. In addition, anecdotal data through interviews of instructors working with students involved in previous distance learning programs was assessed. After incorporating the online modules in a subsequent program, a student satisfaction survey was performed to determine the program effectiveness. Conclusions: Students believed that online programs were successful and responded positively to the new modules created online. The respondents enjoyed utilizing the web site for e-learning and encouraged the development of more online work in the future. The program director decided to support web-based instruction and will continue to incorporate more modules into this program.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGuiding RNFAs Into Practice: Using Online Curriculum Methoden_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarinelli, Maria C.en_US
dc.author.detailsMaria C. Marinelli, MSN, RN, CNOR, Jefferson School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, email: Maria.C.Marinelli@jefferson.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161894-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: Assess students at a community college in the northeastern USA to determine the need for providing online modules to assist in the learning process of the current program and describe the process of initiating online modules for students in an Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) and Nurse Practitioner (NP) Surgical Assistant Program. Background/Significance: Biomedical informatics has become increasingly more common in curriculum development and informatics is expected to become a more integrated part of health professional and biomedical education in the future. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has expressed a need for increased access to distance educational methods for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. By utilizing teaching concepts and skills introduced in online modules, students progress at their own pace. Procedures and skills can be reinforced in the clinical area and simulation labs. Method: A Needs Assessment Survey was performed to assess the feasibility of using computer modules to enhance distance learning, prior to attending an onsite didactic and clinical program of surgical assisting for RNFAs and NPs. In addition, anecdotal data through interviews of instructors working with students involved in previous distance learning programs was assessed. After incorporating the online modules in a subsequent program, a student satisfaction survey was performed to determine the program effectiveness. Conclusions: Students believed that online programs were successful and responded positively to the new modules created online. The respondents enjoyed utilizing the web site for e-learning and encouraged the development of more online work in the future. The program director decided to support web-based instruction and will continue to incorporate more modules into this program.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:23Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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