Distance Education In Nursing Education

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Introduction Distance education offers students a convenient path to education. It is a way of learning that does not require a face-to-face interaction. The course curriculum for distance education can be given to the learner in two forms. Instruction can either be totally distance or hybrid which can be a combination of classroom and distance learning. There are issues that can affect this type of education such as technology and communication. This discussion will further examine the issue regarding the use of technology and its impact on distance education for nursing educators. Nurse Educators Nursing educators have the ability to fill a unique role in the nursing profession. Nursing and education are two separate disciplines yet they share a unique combination. The combination of both disciplines is what makes nurse educators so unique to the profession. Nurse educators teach future nurses. In nursing, “future needs of the healthcare system are now the current problems of nursing education, by the year 2020 the United States will face a staggering shortage of nearly 800,000 nurses” (Hall, 2105). “Nurse Educators are encouraged to employ active teaching strategies and integrate informatics” to meet those needs (Hall, 2015). Nurse educators are needed to fill that shortage. Nurse educators can be found in the academia, research or clinical setting. In the academia setting, distance education offers educators flexibility and convenience to shorten the education gap. Through distance education they are able to facilitate learning, develop course curriculum and utilize different strategies to adequately prepare future nurses. Distance learning offers students the opportunity to obtain a high quality education. Distance education... ... middle of paper ... ...ng of the "new technology and nursing students' learning styles" questionnaire. International Journal of Caring Sciences, 8(3), 567-576. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.cuw.ezproxy.switchinc.org/docview/1732805929?accountid=10249 Hall, N., & Mast, M. (2015). We want you: Nurse Educators. Nurse Education in Practice, 15(5), 339-340. doi:http://dx.doi.org.cuw.ezproxy.switchinc.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.05.003 Levey, J. A. (2016). Measuring nurse educators’ willingness to adopt inclusive teaching strategies. Nursing Education Perspectives, 37(4), 215-220. doi:http://dx.doi.org.cuw.ezproxy.switchinc.org/10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000 Merrill, Earlene B, EdD, RN, PNP, C.N.E., C.D.E. (2015). Integrating technology into nursing education. ABNF Journal, 26(4), 72-73. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.cuw.ezproxy.switchinc.org/docview/1729329943?accountid=10249
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