e-Learning competency for practice nurses: an evaluation report

Marie Heartfield, Andrea Morello, Melanie Harris, Sharon Lawn, Vincenza Pols, Carolyn Stapleton, Malcolm Battersby

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    Abstract

    Practice nurses in Australia are now funded to facilitate chronic condition management, including self-management support. Chronic disease management requires an established rapport, support and proactivity between general practitioners, patients and the practice nurses. To achieve this, training in shared decision making is needed. e-Learning supports delivery and achievement of such policy outcomes, service improvements and skill development. However, e-learning effectiveness for health care professionals' is determined by several organisational, economic, pedagogical and individual factors, with positive e-learning experience linked closely to various supports. This paper reinforces previous studies showing nurses' expanding role across general practice teams and reports on some of the challenges of e-learning. Merely providing practice nurses with necessary information via web-based learning systems does not ensure successful learning or progress toward improving health outcomes for patients.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)287-291
    Number of pages5
    JournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
    Volume19
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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