FEATURE ARTICLEThe Effects of a Web-Based Supplementary Program for Facilitating Nursing Students' Basic Nursing SkillsCHUANG, YEU-HUI PhD, MSN, MS, RN; CHENG, HSIU-RONG MSN, RN; YANG, YA-SHU MSN, RN; FANG, MIAO-CHUN MSN, RN; CHEN, YU-PING PhD, RNAuthor Information Author Affiliations: Department of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan (Dr Chuang); Department of Nursing, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Tainan, Taiwan (Mss Cheng, Yang, Fang, and Dr Chen); and School of Nursing, The University of Texas, Austin (Ms Cheng). Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology in Taiwan funded this study. Corresponding author: Yeu-Hui Chuang, PhD, MSN, MS, RN, Department of Nursing, Taipei Medical University, 250 Wu-Hsing St, Taipei City, Taiwan 110 (firstname.lastname@example.org). CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: September-October 2010 - Volume 28 - Issue 5 - p 305-310 doi: 10.1097/NCN.0b013e3181ec28ea Buy Metrics Abstract This study examined the effects of an asynchronous Web-based supplementary learning program on the performance of nursing students' basic nursing skills. A posttest quasi-experimental design was used. Students in the intervention group (n = 62) were given login information to access the online program, while the control group (n = 99) was not. Data from both groups were collected before and 4 weeks after the intervention. An objective assessment of basic nursing skills was used to evaluate the level of skill demonstrated by the participants. Results indicate that the Web-based supplementary learning program is effective at strengthening students' basic nursing skills (P = .002). The findings also reveal that students in the intervention group showed higher-than-average satisfaction with the supplementary program (mean, 3.80 [SD, 0.81]). Thus, this Web-based program offers a learning opportunity for nursing students to enhance their skills beyond their formal lectures. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.