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Willingness and Preferences of Nurses Related to Learning With Technology

Pilcher, Jobeth W. EdD, RN; Bedford, Laurie PhD

Journal for Nurses in Staff Development - JNSD:
doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e318217b447
Articles: ONLINE ONLY
Abstract

To what extent are nurses willing to learn with technology-enhanced tools, such as online education, podcasts, webcasts, mobile learning, and realistic simulations? What factors influence their willingness? This article includes a description of a mixed methodology study that addressed these questions. Nurses of all ages indicated a willingness to learn with a variety of technological tools. Primary determinants of willingness were associated with ease of use, familiarity, convenience, and perceived benefit.

In Brief

These authors present a study that addressed questions of nurses' willingness to learn with technology such as online education, podcasts, webcasts, mobile learning, and simulations.

Author Information

Jobeth W. Pilcher, EdD, RN, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.

Laurie Bedford, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, Arizona.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Jobeth W. Pilcher, EdD, RN, Baylor University Medical Center, 3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246 (e-mail: jobethp@baylorhealth.edu).

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