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Are community health nurse ready for e-learning?

Chong, Mei Chan and Tang, Li Yoong and Chui, Ping Lei and Rahmat, Norsiah and Jamaludin, Thandar Soe Sumaiyah (2019) Are community health nurse ready for e-learning? In: International Council of Nurses Congress 2019, 27th June -1st July 2019, Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Geographical constrain has becoming a concern to nurses working in the community health setting as it hinder nurses from participating in continuing professional education(CPE) programme. One way of overcome this obstacle is provision of distance learning via on line learning. The aim of this study was to explore the community health nurses(CHN) readiness of e-learning as a means to CPE. A cross-sectional survey was carried out on 400 nurses to determine the readiness of nurses towards e-learning. Sample was randomly selected from public health clinics in four districts. Returns mail questionnaires were used to collect data. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 22. Only 75% (N=300) of the participants had returned the completed questionnaire. Almost all the participants (289, 96%) had experienced in using computer. However only 215 (71%) of them have internet connection at home. only three quarter of them use computer more than 2 hours per week. The most common usage was browsing internet information and writing report (156, 52.7%). All of them have no experience in elearning. The CHN showed high acceptance to e-learning with mean score of 4.5. they rated consider elearning were achieving life long learning (mean=4.1), flexibility in time and space (mean= 4.07) and broaden one's horizon with diversity and latest knowledge (mean = 4.07) as most encouraging factors that motivate them to participate in e-learning, however factors like limited time (mean =2.42), lack of support from supervisor and limited understanding about network system: (LAN, internet and intranet) (mean =3.00) may deter them from e-learning . Conclusion, finding from this study provide valuable insight to the nursing authority to consider e-learning to develop CPE programme to CHN who are at disadvantage of accessing face to face programme.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 7449/73054
Uncontrolled Keywords: community health nurse, e-learning
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Depositing User: Miss Thandar Soe Sumaiyah Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 15:58
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2020 11:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73054

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