Distance Education in Nursing

Distance Education in Nursing

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This award-winning text (a Doody's core title), now in its third edition, integrates new, successful, digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices. Extensive revisions, eight new chapters, and an innovative interactive format facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs. New content promotes the goals of learning in context, developing clinical reasoning, teaching ethical comportment, teaching writing skills, evaluating the role of distance education, using wireless and mobile computing, and facilitating inter-professional education. The text helps students to assess their current teaching strategies and try new methods in selected courses to enhance outcomes. Special features include a teacher's guide in PDF format and an interactive book editor-hosted blog, and periodically updated wikis to enhance and extend learning. Numerous examples of teaching approaches and course or program design are provided, along with vignettes of real-life distance education experiences of both teachers and students. Summaries and key points are included in each chapter. The text will also be beneficial for health care organisations that provide online continuing education. Key Features: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes eight new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities. Feature teaching approaches, course and program design, and case examples. Offers e-book and author- managed blog and wikis, updated continually Includes content for RN-BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP levels

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Product details

  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 127 x 304.8 x 91.44mm | 340.19g
  • Springer Publishing Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0826109454
  • 9780826109453

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"A Doody's Core Title! ?[This book] addresses issues that cut across a wide range of best practices and the effect of technology on learning. [It includes] sound principles, new and creative ideas, [and] many implications for future research. What can and cannot be taught online? How are faculty best assisted in learning a new role? Who are the students in this geographically and culturally diverse learning community?... I know that you will enjoy this book because it combines current practices and research with building a foundation of knowledge that takes us into the future.? Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN Dean, School of Nursing Fairfield University This award-winning text, now in its third edition, integrates new digital teaching strategies with current distance education practices. Extensive revisions, seven new chapters, and an innovative format facilitate the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of distance curriculum in undergraduate and graduate programs. New content promotes mobile computing in distance education, faculty preparation, quality improvement, learning in context, clinical reasoning, ethical comportment, and writing skills, and addresses the challenges of accreditation for distance programs. The text helps teachers assess their teaching strategies and try new methods in selected courses to enhance outcomes. Practical hints and key points focus on supporting learner success, using learning objects, and more.. Special features include an author-hosted blog and website to enhance and extend learning. The text is designed for RN-BSN, MSN, PhD, and DNP levels and will also be beneficial for health care organizations that provide online continuing education. This New Edition: Integrates new, contextually based teaching modalities with current distance education practices Includes seven new chapters with learning objectives, benchmarking, and mobile computing (with Web 2.0 tools) possibilities Provides specific suggestions for overcoming barriers to online classes and other paradigm shifts Features teaching approaches, course and program design, and case examples Offers an author-managed blog and website, updated continually "

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About Karen Frith

Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, is Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Alabama at Huntsville where she teaches in the University's online MSN and DNP programs. From 2002-2007 she was Chair, Graduate Nursing, Georgia College & State University. Dr. Frith is a member of AONE, served two years on the distance education national committee at AACN, and is a member in a host of other nurse organizations. She serves as reviewer (grants and articles) for Sigma Theta Tau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Journal of Issues in Nursing Education, Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, Journal of Nursing Education, and Journal of Nursing Administration, among others. She has authored 17 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presents nationally. She is board certified as Nurse Executive, Advanced, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. ||Deborah J. Clark, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, is Director of the BSN program at ECPI University, inVirginia Beach, VA. It is an accredited online RN-BSN program that she designed and implemented. She is a program evaluator for NLNAC. Previous appointments include graduate faculty, Georgia College & State University, Department of Healthcare Systems & Informatics; University of Phoenix Online; Associate Dean for Nursing, at Clayton College & State University, GA. From 2005-2007 she was DON, Bel Arbor Nursing center, a 131-bed long term and rehabilitation care facility. She has 13 articles in peer reviewed journals and two chapters in textbooks. She presents nationally, and is reviewer for Computers, Informatics & Nursing and Online Journal of Issues in Nursing.

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