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Student and Faculty Perceptions of iPad Integration in a Prelicensure Program

Rubenstein, Cynthia D. PhD, RN, CPNP-PC; Schubert, Carolyn F. MLIS

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000293
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This article provides an overview of strategies for integration of iPads into a prelicensure nursing program. The study evaluated the actual use of iPads in the classroom, skills and simulation laboratories, and clinical settings and examined the satisfaction of students and faculty with the iPad platform. The study findings provide guidance for a phased-in iPad implementation for prelicensure nursing programs.

Author Affiliations: Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Program and Associate Professor (Dr Rubenstein), Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Mercer University, Atlanta; Health Sciences & Nursing Librarian (Ms Schubert), James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Rubenstein, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing, Mercer University, 3001 Mercer University Dr, Atlanta, GA 30341 (

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Accepted for Publication: May 14, 2016

Published ahead of print: July 7, 2016

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