E-learning benefits nurse education and helps shape students' professional identity

Karen McKenzie, Aja Louise Murray

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Abstract

E-learning or online learning is used increasingly in healthcare professionals’ education. There is no single agreed definition of e-learning, but it generally refers to internet based forms of learning, rather than face to face interaction and where traditional methods of learning are supported by online resources. It can take a variety of forms and there are various reasons for using it (see Background box). This article explores whether e-learning can bring unique aspects to nurses’ educational experience and, in particular, whether it can shape professional identity in the same way as more “traditional” forms of learning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-19
JournalNursing times
Volume106
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2010

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