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Measuring Computer Competencies in Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development. Darlene Baker, Ed.D., R.N., Karen Blue, M.S.N., R.N. History of Computers in Nursing. Distance Education, Web-Enhanced and Web-Based Courses. Evolution of Distance Education

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Measuring computer competencies in undergraduate and graduate nursing students tool development

Measuring Computer Competencies in Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

Darlene Baker, Ed.D., R.N.,

Karen Blue, M.S.N., R.N.


History of computers in nursing
History of Computers in Nursing Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development


Distance education web enhanced and web based courses
Distance Education, Web-Enhanced and Web-Based Courses Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • Evolution of Distance Education

    • Correspondence Courses

    • Instructional Television

  • Distance Education at Arkansas State University

    • Began in 1992

    • Web-Enhanced Courses

    • Web-Based Courses


Purpose of the study
Purpose of the Study: Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • To develop a tool to measure computer competencies of undergraduate and graduate students in a nursing program.

  • Second, to determine computer competencies and the future needs of computer knowledge and skills in the nursing curriculum.


Current and emerging technologies
Current and Emerging Technologies Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • Empowered Consumer

    • World Wide Web

    • TeleHealth


Current and emerging technologies1
Current and Emerging Technologies Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • Empowered Providers

    • Hospital Information Systems

    • Disease Management

    • Evidence-Based Practice

    • Continuing Education


Supporting documentation
Supporting Documentation Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • (1997) American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in it’s White Paper “A vision of Baccalaureate and Graduate nursing education: The next decade” emphasized the need to include information technology and informatics concepts in nursing education.


Supporting documentation1
Supporting Documentation Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • (1998) AACN’s Essentials of Baccalaureate and Graduate Education describes information management as one of the trends that baccalaureate students must be well versed in during transition in health care.


Supporting documentation2
Supporting Documentation Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • (1998) The Pew Health Professions Commissions stated that the effective and appropriate use of communication and information technology was one of 21 essential competencies needed by all health care professionals.

  • JCAHO requires documented evidence of competency in certain clinical areas.


Tool development
Tool Development Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • Review of the Literature:

    • (1986) Armstrong

    • (1991) Bryson

    • (1997) Saranto

    • (1999) Sinclair

    • (2001) Staggers


Definition of terms
Definition of Terms Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • Computer Competencies:

    • Knowledge

    • Skill


Tool development1
Tool Development Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • Demographic Information

  • Computer Skills

  • E-mail

  • Internet

  • Word Processing


Tool development cont d
Tool Development, cont’d Graduate Nursing Students: Tool Development

  • Spread Sheets

  • Graphics

  • Presentation Skills

  • Web Course Proficiency


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