Effectiveness of Online Program for Nursing Schools Targeting Immunization

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/202324
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of Online Program for Nursing Schools Targeting Immunization
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Global health requires that nurses change their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about the importance of immunizations across the lifespan. Despite knowing that immunizations can prevent illness and save lives many nurses have become complacent in obtaining immunizations or encouraging them. Misinformation, false beliefs, and negative attitudes contribute to under- immunization. Nurses, and especially nurse educators, play a key role in increasing knowledge, promoting positive attitudes, and dispelling false beliefs towards immunizations. In turn, providing education targeting immunizations should increase knowledge, positively impact beliefs, and attitudes which may improve immunization rates for both the public at large and healthcare workers. Many organizations, such as the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Healthy People 2010, have recommended immunization across the lifespan as global and national goals yet most of these goals are not being met in children, adolescents, and older adults. Immunization education is rarely ranked as a priority in nursing education. Based on this, a free online nursing curriculum, Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training (NIP-IT.org), targeting immunizations was developed in partnership with the CDC. NIP-IT.org is a unique online technology-focused innovation that impacts the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs that nursing students have about immunizations. Nursing students from fifteen schools across the United States were asked to evaluate the effectiveness of NIP-IT in changing their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs in a pre-test, post-test design. Results from this study will be shared.
Keywords:
immunizations; public health; global health
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffectiveness of Online Program for Nursing Schools Targeting Immunizationen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/202324-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Global health requires that nurses change their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about the importance of immunizations across the lifespan. Despite knowing that immunizations can prevent illness and save lives many nurses have become complacent in obtaining immunizations or encouraging them. Misinformation, false beliefs, and negative attitudes contribute to under- immunization. Nurses, and especially nurse educators, play a key role in increasing knowledge, promoting positive attitudes, and dispelling false beliefs towards immunizations. In turn, providing education targeting immunizations should increase knowledge, positively impact beliefs, and attitudes which may improve immunization rates for both the public at large and healthcare workers. Many organizations, such as the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Healthy People 2010, have recommended immunization across the lifespan as global and national goals yet most of these goals are not being met in children, adolescents, and older adults. Immunization education is rarely ranked as a priority in nursing education. Based on this, a free online nursing curriculum, Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training (NIP-IT.org), targeting immunizations was developed in partnership with the CDC. NIP-IT.org is a unique online technology-focused innovation that impacts the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs that nursing students have about immunizations. Nursing students from fifteen schools across the United States were asked to evaluate the effectiveness of NIP-IT in changing their knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs in a pre-test, post-test design. Results from this study will be shared.en_GB
dc.subjectimmunizationsen_GB
dc.subjectpublic healthen_GB
dc.subjectglobal healthen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T11:22:17Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T11:22:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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