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Article: A curricular approach to improve the information literacy and academic writing skills of part-time post-registration nursing students in Hong Kong

TitleA curricular approach to improve the information literacy and academic writing skills of part-time post-registration nursing students in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nedt
Citation
Nurse Education Today, 2008, v. 28 n. 4, p. 458-468 How to Cite?
AbstractIn today's environment of rapidly changing health care and information technology, nurses require a broad range of skills. One of the key skills required of all health professionals in this environment is information literacy. For registered nurses returning to a university setting to study for their baccalaureate degree, becoming information literate is one of many challenges they face. Also key to students' ability to use and communicate information in an appropriate and effective manner is their writing skills. This article describes a curricular intervention designed to develop and strengthen post-registration nurses' information literacy and academic writing competencies. An introductory information management module was developed and provided to three successive cohorts of students (n = 159). Students were predominantly female (85.4%) with a mean age of 34.2 years (SD = 6.8). Prior to commencing the program, students reported low information literacy and writing skills, especially in accessing and searching electronic databases and using referencing formats. The post-test evaluation of skills showed substantial and statistically significant increases in all assessed competencies. This intervention demonstrated that with structured but flexible learning activities early in the curriculum, post-registration nursing students can quickly become information literate. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178294
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.591
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.958
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dc.contributor.authorTarrant, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorDodgson, JEen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaw, BVKKen_US
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dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationNurse Education Today, 2008, v. 28 n. 4, p. 458-468en_US
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dc.description.abstractIn today's environment of rapidly changing health care and information technology, nurses require a broad range of skills. One of the key skills required of all health professionals in this environment is information literacy. For registered nurses returning to a university setting to study for their baccalaureate degree, becoming information literate is one of many challenges they face. Also key to students' ability to use and communicate information in an appropriate and effective manner is their writing skills. This article describes a curricular intervention designed to develop and strengthen post-registration nurses' information literacy and academic writing competencies. An introductory information management module was developed and provided to three successive cohorts of students (n = 159). Students were predominantly female (85.4%) with a mean age of 34.2 years (SD = 6.8). Prior to commencing the program, students reported low information literacy and writing skills, especially in accessing and searching electronic databases and using referencing formats. The post-test evaluation of skills showed substantial and statistically significant increases in all assessed competencies. This intervention demonstrated that with structured but flexible learning activities early in the curriculum, post-registration nursing students can quickly become information literate. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude Of Health Personnelen_US
dc.subject.meshComputer Literacyen_US
dc.subject.meshComputer User Training - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshCurriculumen_US
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dc.subject.meshEducation, Professional, Retraining - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Medicine - Education - Organization & Administrationen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
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dc.subject.meshNeeds Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Education Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Informatics - Educationen_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Researchen_US
dc.subject.meshProfessional Competence - Standardsen_US
dc.subject.meshProgram Developmenten_US
dc.subject.meshProgram Evaluationen_US
dc.subject.meshSelf Efficacyen_US
dc.subject.meshStudents, Nursing - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshWriting - Standardsen_US
dc.titleA curricular approach to improve the information literacy and academic writing skills of part-time post-registration nursing students in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nedt.2007.08.001en_US
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dc.identifier.volume28en_US
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