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Keywords

End-of-life care, Nursing education, Computer hardware and software, Infrastructure

 

Authors

  1. WELLS, MARJORIE J. PhD, ARNP
  2. WILKIE, DIANA J. PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. BROWN, MARIE-ANNETTE PhD, ARNP, FAAN
  4. CORLESS, INGE B. PhD, RN
  5. FARBER, STUART J. MD
  6. JUDGE, M. KAY M. EdD, RN
  7. SHANNON, SARAH E. PhD, RN

Abstract

From an online survey of current technological capabilities of US undergraduate nursing programs, we found almost universal use of Microsoft Windows-based computers and Microsoft Office Suite software. Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer were the most popular browsers for Internet access. The survey also assessed faculty preferences for end-of-life care teaching materials and found that nurse educators preferred simple easy-to-use tools provided on CD-ROM or the Internet, with instructions provided via CD-ROM, the Internet, and demonstration workshops. Our findings have numerous implications for the development of electronic teaching materials for nursing.