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Keywords

Discussion boards, Information and communication technology, Nurse education, Nursing students, Virtual learning environment

 

Authors

  1. CREEDON, SILE A. MSc (Nursing), BNS, RGN, RM, RNT, Diploma IT
  2. CUMMINS, ANN MARIA MSc, BSc, RCN, RGN

Abstract

Experiences gained from delivering a Health Informatics for Nurses course in a school of nursing and midwifery in a university teaching hospital in Ireland suggest that Web-based courses may facilitate an enhanced understanding of course content. Nursing education must recognize the importance of information and communication technology in nursing to prepare the nursing and midwifery profession to embrace current advances in information and communication technology in healthcare in Ireland, and ultimately to benefit patient care.