ArticleENHANCING THE LEARNING IN SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING MODULESSparling, Leslie A. BSN, RN, CNCC(c)Author Information Leslie A. Sparling, BSN, RN, CNCC(c), is Instructor, Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Address for reprints: Leslie A. Sparling, 3131 Regina Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0H1; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): July-August 2001 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 199-205 Buy Abstract Self-directed learning modules are a popular option for providing continuing nursing education. Not all nurses are comfortable with this learning format. Nursing educators may be unfamiliar with strategies to facilitate self-directed learning. Self-directed learning is based on assumptions about adults as learners. Effectiveness and acceptance of the learning modules are enhanced by educational strategies that address these assumptions. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.