Spanish Nursing Students' Practical Experience of Computer Applications in Nursing

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Title: Spanish Nursing Students' Practical Experience of Computer Applications in Nursing
Authors: Vizcaya-Moreno, Maria Flores | Romá-Ferri, María Teresa | Bell, Brian
Research Group/s: Enfermería Clínica (EC) | Procesamiento del Lenguaje y Sistemas de Información (GPLSI)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Nursing students | Practical experience | Computers
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: HIMSS
Citation: Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. 2000, 4(1)
Abstract: This study aimed to determine the level of computer practical experience in a sample of Spanish nursing students. Each student was given a Spanish language questionnaire, modified from an original used previously with medical students at the Medical School of North Carolina University (USA) and also at the Education Unit of Hospital General Universitario del Mar (Spain). The 10-item self-report questionnaire probed for information about practical experience with computers. A total of 126 students made up the sample. The majority were female (80.2%; n=101). The results showed that just over half (57.1%, n=72) of the students had used a computer game (three or more times before), and that only one third (37.3%, n=47) had the experience of using a word processing package. Moreover, other applications and IT-based facilities (e.g. statistical packages, e-mail, databases, CD-ROM searches, programming languages and computer-assisted learning) had never been used by the majority of students. The student nurses' practical experience was less than that reported for medical students in previous studies.
ISSN: 1089-9758
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Peer Review: si
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