Collaborating Across the Pond: The Diffusion of Virtual Communities for Nursing Education

Giddens, Jean and Walsh, Mike (2010) Collaborating Across the Pond: The Diffusion of Virtual Communities for Nursing Education. Journal of Nursing Education, 49 (10). pp. 449-454. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Over the past decade, there have been significant changes in nursing education, particularly in teaching practice. This change has fueled interest in developing new and innovative approaches to teaching and curriculum. This article describes the shared experiences of two nurse educators on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean who have spent the past 4 years immersed in the process of developing and diffusing virtual communities for nursing education. Diffusion of innovations theory is used as a framework for this narrative. Nurse educators should have an awareness of the phases, steps, and challenges that can be expected during the process of innovation diffusion, including implications for education practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Nursing Education
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
ISSN: Print:0148-4834; Online:1938-2421
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 12:28
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1182

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