Online biostatistics: Evidence-based curriculum for master's nursing education

Casey R. Shillam, Grace Ho, Yvonne Commodore-Mensah

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Abstract

Rapid changes in health care delivery require nurses to attain advanced knowledge, skills, and attitudes in biostatistics to provide high-quality, safe patient care. Advances in educational technologies support the delivery of graduate nursing education in online formats. Given the diversity of learning styles among graduate nursing students and the specific challenges in delivering biostatistics content in traditional formats, it is vital to include diff erent delivery formats to engage and meet the learning needs of graduate nursing students who take biostatistics courses online. This article describes the pioneering approach of one graduate nursing program to implementing best practices for delivering an online biostatistics course to help master's-prepared nurses attain both statistical literacy and statistical communication skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nursing Education
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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