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The impact of e-learning on the continuing professional development of registered nurses

Helen Beckett

Swansea University Author: Helen Beckett

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Background: The emergence of e-learning in recent years has afforded the learner the opportunity to engage with evidence-based continuing professional development in a flexible, engaging manner. The underpinning philosophy of which encompasses a learner-centred approach, that relies upon self-direct...

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Published: Sheffield RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2019
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description Background: The emergence of e-learning in recent years has afforded the learner the opportunity to engage with evidence-based continuing professional development in a flexible, engaging manner. The underpinning philosophy of which encompasses a learner-centred approach, that relies upon self-direction and motivation (Brekelmans, Maassen, Poell, WeststrateDr, Geurdes, 2016). Aim: The focus of the research was to explore the concept of e-learning and its perceived value amongst registered nurses as a method for engaging with lifelong learning. Methodology: To bring a holistic, balanced understanding to the impact e-learning has on the continuing professional development of registered nurses the research strategy incorporated a two-phase data collection process utilising a sequential explanatory mixed methods design (Creswell & Creswell, 2018).Results: Between February 2018 and June 2018 in a potential number of sixty participants, 39 (65%) engaged with phase one of the data collection, a quantitative questionnaire capturing opinion of e-learning as a means of continuing professional development. Of those 39, a further 12 agreed to participate in phase two, qualitative face to face interviews.Discussion: Through analysis of research data emerging themes where identified, these included the flexibility and challenges when engaging with e-learning, along with the knowledge acquisition and retention. Comparisons were also made to that of the more traditional approaches to continuing professional development. Whilst many of the themes had parity with existing literature base, motivation did emerge as a key theme not previously discussed in depth in relation to e-learning.Conclusions: Implications of the study concluded that the impact e-learning has on the continuing professional development of registered nurses is influenced by three main factors; motivation to engage, the value of e-learning and challenges to effective engagement. Whilst challenges still exist when engaging with e-learning it has potential to be used as a platform for achieving valuable learning experiences.
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