|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|4940528||1436533||2018||12 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- There is a paucity of studies examining online learning programs for nurse preceptors.
- Quality of such existing studies has been found to be below optimal.
- The review assists in developing content, and evaluation of outcomes for online programs.
- Flexible and resource-rich online learning encourages nurses for continuing education.
- The integration of technology into continuing education offers an alternative platform for nurses.
BackgroundNurse preceptors guide students to integrate theory into practice, teach clinical skills, assess clinical competency, and enhance problem solving skills. Managing the dual roles of a registered nurse and preceptor poses tremendous challenges to many preceptors. Online learning is recognized as an effective learning approach for enhancing nursing knowledge and skills.ObjectiveThe systematic review aims to review and synthesise the online learning programs for preceptors.DesignA systematic review was designed based on the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Programs.Data SourcesArticles published between January 2000 and June 2016 were sought from six electronic databases: CINAHL, Medline OVID, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, and Web of Science.MethodsAll papers were reviewed and quality assessment was performed. Nine studies were finally selected. Data were extracted, organized and analysed using a narrative synthesis.ResultsThe review identified five overarching themes: development of the online learning programs for nurse preceptors, major contents of the programs, uniqueness of each program, modes of delivery, and outcomes of the programs.ConclusionThe systematic review provides insightful information on educational programs for preceptors. At this information age, online learning offers accessibility, convenience, flexibility, which could of great advantage for the working adults. In addition, the online platform provides an alternative for preceptors who face challenges of workload, time, and support system. Therefore, it is paramount that continuing education courses need to be integrated with technology, increase the flexibility and responsiveness of the nursing workforce, and offer alternative means to take up courses.
Journal: Nurse Education Today - Volume 60, January 2018, Pages 11-22