Date of Paper/Work

5-2021

Type of Paper/Work

Doctor of Nursing Practice Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Jocelyn Bessette Gorlin

Department/School

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Abstract

Today in nursing education, there is an increased emphasis on the incorporation of technology into nursing courses (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2011; National League for Nursing [NLN], 2015). The Institute of Medicine’s (2011) recommendations for transforming nursing education, including increased utilization of technology, have had a profound influence on the nursing profession and continue to guide educational and professional initiatives today. Additionally, recent challenges in education have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions on face-to-face class time require utilization of technology and virtual learning. Many nursing faculty, however, receive little education regarding virtual learning and face barriers in implementing innovative teaching strategies into their classes (Kelley et al., 2007; Roney et al., 2017). A supportive intervention for nursing faculty, such as an education session, that increases knowledge of technology and confidence in the use of technology will enhance faculty’s ability to incorporate more technology into their courses. An effective education session including best practices for utilizing technology in the classroom involves: an evaluation of the current classroom format including gaps in technology utilization; a thorough review of the literature and synthesis of evidence; and evaluation of the effectiveness of the intervention. All of these essential aspects were addressed in the following quality improvement project.

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