E-Learning education program for registered nurses: the experience of a teaching medical center.

Shu Tai Hsiao Sheen, Wen Yin Chang, Hsiao Lien Chen, Hui Lin Chao, Ching Ping Tseng

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe registered nurses' experiences with an e-learning education program (ELEP) conducted at a 776-bed teaching medical center in Taipei. The study was completed in three stages: planning, implementation, and evaluation. Nurses who were registered were randomly assigned either to the ELEP or traditional in-classroom program (TICP). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Forty-two nurses participated (22 in the ELEP and 20 in the TICP). Scores for participants were all > 70 points (out of 100) for both programs. Of the five courses, only teaching and learning and communication showed significant statistical difference between the two groups (p = .001). Nearly all participants (97.6%) felt satisfied with their program (both ELEP and TICP). All nurses passed the nursing care skill tests. Findings should help guide efforts to popularize e-learning education in Taiwan and help create alternative learning methods for future continuing nursing education programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalThe journal of nursing research : JNR
Volume16
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Sheen, S. T. H., Chang, W. Y., Chen, H. L., Chao, H. L., & Tseng, C. P. (2008). E-Learning education program for registered nurses: the experience of a teaching medical center. The journal of nursing research : JNR, 16(3), 195-201.