10 ways nursing education programs use technology

The majority of nursing education programs have introduced technology into their curriculum in a variety of ways, according to a Wolters Kluwer Health survey.

The survey, which information and services solutions provider Wolters Kluwer Health developed with the Washington, D.C.-based National League for Nursing Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology, comprises results from in-depth telephone interviews and online surveys with nursing faculty and administrators.

Here are the top 10 responses nursing leaders selected when asked to name technologies in their education programs.

1. Videos for skills development: 84 percent

2. Online or distance learning: 75 percent

3. Virtual simulation: 65 percent

4. Adaptive quizzing and testing: 64 percent

5. EHR applications: 60 percent

6. Integrated digital curriculum: 49 percent

7. Mobile apps: 41 percent

8. Social media: 37 percent

9. Video conferencing: 35 percent

10. ePortfolio of students: 31 percent

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