ERIC Number: EJ1072806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Assessing the Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-Educational Needs of Nursing Students at Millikin University
Folami, Florence; Adeoye, Blessing F.
African Higher Education Review, v5 p26-39 Feb 2012
While the leading edge between nursing and information provides an opportunity to expand the limitations of nursing knowledge and practice and creates new leadership roles for nurses, it also requires special competencies for safe and effective nursing practice. This study, therefore, assesses informatics competencies and examines the pedagogic and practical need for ICT in nursing education at Millikin University. Quantitative study using a survey design was found appropriate for this study because it allows a larger sample to be pulled from the undergraduate nursing students at Millikin University School of Nursing. All undergraduate nursing students are eligible to participate in the study. Overall, students reported greatest competencies with respect to computer literacy, having positive attitudes toward ICT uses, able to assess ICT in an informed manner, effectively searching on-line information sources and understand the application of nursing workload data to clinical productivity management.
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Information Technology, Student Needs, Competence, Nursing Education, Undergraduate Students, Computer Literacy, Computer Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Online Searching, Information Sources, Productivity, Student Surveys, Knowledge Level, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois