Tuesday, May 27, 2008

PDA use in nursing education: Prepared for today, poised for tomorrow

"This article provides an overview of information on the use of handheld
computers or personal digital computers (PDAs) in nursing and nursing
education. The incorporation of PDAs for all students in an
undergraduate and graduate nursing education program is discussed as
well as the decision making process that preceded the implementation.
Examples of current utilization by students are also provided. Although
some of the experiences may be unique to this particular new nursing
program, this information contributes to a limited but growing body of
knowledge regarding PDA use in nursing education."
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The use of PDAs is gaining momentum this article follows one institution's journey.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Nurse Education in Second Life

"This is one of the areas that training for RNs is occurring in Second Life, a virtual world. Students also apply theory by creating and manipulating 3D objects. Planned meetings with the numerous support groups are used to increase the students awareness and empathy of those with health issues. Students also experience real people with different cultures, nationalities, and languages in this virtual world."

An interesting look into the future