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  1. Beitz, Janice M. PhD, RN, CS, CNOR, CWOCN
  2. Snarponis, Jo Anne MS


Distance learning and Web-based learning are accepted components of the American higher educational system. Strategies for teaching and learning in this medium require a different perspective on the teacher-student relationship and the educational process. The authors describe an innovative online learning endeavor focusing on a specialty practice area in contemporary healthcare: wound, ostomy, and continence nursing. Special emphasis is placed on the teaching-learning approaches that were successfully incorporated into the program.