Nurse Educator

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doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000041
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Mobile Applications in Nursing Education and Practice

Airth-Kindree, Norah DNP, RN; Vandenbark, R. Todd MLS

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Abstract

Students in an RN-BSN completion program capstone course investigated and critically evaluated mobile medical applications using an information literacy conceptual framework. Students also analyzed their potential usefulness as a resource in nursing practice. Student evaluations focused on usability and applicability when recommending the use of mobile applications as a point-of-care reference tools. This pilot assignment offers an innovative teaching strategy for integrating 1 aspect of informatics instruction into the nursing curriculum.

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