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ERIC Number: EJ916695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
An Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Student Experiences with Online Education
Heale, Roberta; Gorham, Robyn; Fournier, Jennifer
Journal of Distance Education, v24 n3 2010
Many nurse practitioner (NP) education programs have embraced distance education opportunities. A comparison of the experiences of NP students in one course delivered across nine sites was undertaken. Some sites offer traditional face-to-face sessions and others provide tutorials online. A survey of all the students evaluated barriers with respect to the technology, infrastructure and support systems, social aspects and the time commitment to the program as well as a comparison of grades for online vs. onsite students. Results indicated that there were no differences in the learning experience or grades between the online and onsite students. However barriers common to all students provide insight into potential improvements in course delivery. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada