The need for information technology (IT) in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program in Newfoundland and Labrador as perceived by nurse educators and students

Kennedy, Karen A. (1998) The need for information technology (IT) in the Bachelor of Nursing (Collaborative) Program in Newfoundland and Labrador as perceived by nurse educators and students. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The Need for Information Technology (IT) in the BN (Collaborative) Program in Newfoundland and Labrador as Perceived by Nurse Educators and Students -- A descriptive correlational study was conducted to (1) to measure and explore the relationship between two variables, nursing student's level of perceived need for IT in their undergraduate nursing program and the nursing undergraduate faculty's and administration's level of perceived need for IT in the BN (Collaborative) Program; (2) to ascertain quantitatively and compare the views of faculty and administration and students in the BN (Collaborative) Program in Newfoundland and Labrador on the role of IT and health care, nursing practice and nursing education; (3) to measure the IT learning needs of faculty and administration; (4) to measure the IT learning needs of student's learning needs by faculty, administration and students. -- Faculty and administration (n=17) and second year students (n=122) at the three sites of the BN (Collaborative) Program in Newfoundland and Labrador comprised the sample. The study utilized two researcher-developed surveys. High internal consistency was demonstrated for both surveys. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. -- Findings indicated that both faculty and administration and students have a high level of perceived need for information technology in the BN (Collaborative) Program. Data indicated the positive views of both faculty and administration and students towards the role of information technology and health care, nursing practice and nursing education. Findings revealed the information technology learning needs of both faculty and administration and students. -- The study provided data that indicated both faculty and administration and student desire for knowledge and skill in the use of IT. This information may be used by the BN (Collaborative) Program in Newfoundland and Labrador to guide the implementation of information technology in the program to ensure the needs of both faculty and administration and students are met. -- More research is needed on the identification of faculty's and administration's and student's IT learning needs in undergraduate programs that would guide curriculum changes, on the effects of implementing information technology on the student's marketability for employment upon graduation and on the demand for student admission to the program. Research is needed on the effects of using information technology applications as a teaching method on student learning and to validate the effects of using information technology applications on patient outcomes, nurses productivity and cost effectiveness. -- Key Words: information systems; information technology; nursing informatics and undergraduate nursing program.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1508
Item ID: 1508
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 104-114
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Nursing--Study and teaching; Nursing--Computer-assisted instruction; Information technology

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