Exploring digital capability in Pre-registration Nursing curricula in Northern Ireland: a mixed methods case study
|Project Title||Exploring digital capability in Pre-registration Nursing curricula in Northern Ireland: a mixed methods case study|
The National Health Service is progressively moving towards digital reform and modernisation in clinical practice and care delivery promoting more control and choice for service users. Health care professionals require support in developing digital capability as digital healthcare evolves but little is known about digital literacy or digital capability in nursing education. this project seeks to explore student and educators’ perceptions to inform the development of nursing curricula.
|Funder & Dates||
DfE Scholarship January 2018- January 2022
|Principle Investigator or Primary Supervisor (if PhD Student)||Professor Christine Brown Wilson|
|Co-Investigator or additional supervisors||
Professor Karen McCutcheon, Dr Amy Wong
|Research Fellow(s) or PhD Students||Alannah Curran|
|Name & Institution of Collaborators||Dr Christine Slade , University of Queensland|
|Name of External Partner Organisations||
|Description of Project: Aim; Methods; Expected Outcome||
The aim of this study is to explore how pre-registration nursing curricula within Northern Ireland promotes digital capability from the perspective of pre-registration nursing students and nursing faculty educators. The study will be conducted using an embedded case study design in three phases: 1. Conduct a systematic review exploring digital literacy education for pre-registration nursing students in higher education nursing curricula; 2. Explore the understanding and experience of pre-registration nursing students and nurse educators of digital capabilities via focus groups and 3. Assess attitudes and confidence of pre-registration nursing students and nurse educators of digital capabilities within nursing curricula via a quantitative survey.
|Add links/URLs to external pages e.g. study webpage, reports, publications etc.||
Curran, A., Brown Wilson, C., McCutcheon, K., and Slade, C. (2019). A systematic review protocol exploring digital literacy education for pre-registration nursing students, in higher education, nursing curricula.PROSPERO. https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=143130