Journal of Nursing Education

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Educational Innovations 

Designing Hybrid Web-Based Courses for Accelerated Nursing Students

Karen Harvey Teeley, MS, RN, AHN-BC, CNE

  • Journal of Nursing Education. 2007;46(9)
  • Posted September 1, 2007

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Due to a heightened interest in accelerated nursing programs, enrollment in schools of nursing is rapidly increasing. Nursing programs need to find more creative ways to reach and teach older, technologically savvy adult learners, who have different learning needs than traditional undergraduate nursing students. These students present new challenges to nursing faculty. Larger class sizes, prior academic accomplishments, and a shorter time frame for assimilation of the nursing role provide opportunities for creative course delivery. This article discusses how a change in course design, specifically a hybrid Web-based course, can address these challenges.

AUTHOR

Received: August 28, 2006

Accepted: February 23, 2007

Ms. Teeley is Clinical Assistant Professor, Simmons College, School of Health Studies, Department of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts.

Address correspondence to Karen Harvey Teeley MS, RN, AHN-BC, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor, Simmons College, School of Health Studies, Department of Nursing S325, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115; e-mail: teeley@simmons.edu.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Due to a heightened interest in accelerated nursing programs, enrollment in schools of nursing is rapidly increasing. Nursing programs need to find more creative ways to reach and teach older, technologically savvy adult learners, who have different learning needs than traditional undergraduate nursing students. These students present new challenges to nursing faculty. Larger class sizes, prior academic accomplishments, and a shorter time frame for assimilation of the nursing role provide opportunities for creative course delivery. This article discusses how a change in course design, specifically a hybrid Web-based course, can address these challenges.

AUTHOR

Received: August 28, 2006

Accepted: February 23, 2007

Ms. Teeley is Clinical Assistant Professor, Simmons College, School of Health Studies, Department of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts.

Address correspondence to Karen Harvey Teeley MS, RN, AHN-BC, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor, Simmons College, School of Health Studies, Department of Nursing S325, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115; e-mail: teeley@simmons.edu.

ABSTRACT

Due to a heightened interest in accelerated nursing programs, enrollment in schools of nursing is rapidly increasing. Nursing programs need to find more creative ways to reach and teach older, technologically savvy adult learners, who have different learning needs than traditional undergraduate nursing students. These students present new challenges to nursing faculty. Larger class sizes, prior academic accomplishments, and a shorter time frame for assimilation of the nursing role provide opportunities for creative course delivery. This article discusses how a change in course design, specifically a hybrid Web-based course, can address these challenges.

AUTHOR

Received: August 28, 2006

Accepted: February 23, 2007

Ms. Teeley is Clinical Assistant Professor, Simmons College, School of Health Studies, Department of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts.

Address correspondence to Karen Harvey Teeley MS, RN, AHN-BC, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor, Simmons College, School of Health Studies, Department of Nursing S325, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115; e-mail: teeley@simmons.edu.

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