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Keywords

BSN completion, critical thinking, information literacy, innovative teaching strategies, iPad, nursing education, mHealth, mobile health

 

Authors

  1. Airth-Kindree, Norah DNP, RN
  2. Vandenbark, R. Todd MLS

Abstract

Students in an RN-BSN completion program capstone course investigated and critically evaluated mobile medical applications using an information literacy conceptual framework. Students also analyzed their potential usefulness as a resource in nursing practice. Student evaluations focused on usability and applicability when recommending the use of mobile applications as a point-of-care reference tools. This pilot assignment offers an innovative teaching strategy for integrating 1 aspect of informatics instruction into the nursing curriculum.