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Pages: 2196-2200
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING FOR DRUG CALCULATION

H.C. Chen

National University of Singapore (SINGAPORE)
Online resource and self-direct learning are beneficial to nursing students in developing a lifelong learning habit that helps with their future career. This is because nurses not only should learn medical knowledge through formal education, but also need to constantly refresh and update their knowledge upon graduation. With the advent of information technology, resources of online self-direct learning are widely available, but the habit of using these resources need to be cultivated.

This project aims to study whether online resource of self-direct learning can improve nursing students’ ability in administration of medicine. A website of self-direct learning was created for the nursing students who took the medical surgical nursing module, which emphasized drug. They were able to practice the knowledge of drug calculation, provided in the website, as many times as they wanted. The students were able to communicate with the tutors by emails, in addition to the regular lecture and office hours. Pre and post lecture examinations and surveys were provided to evaluate the effectiveness of online self-direct learning in refreshing the knowledge learned, as well as facilitating. The pre drug calculation survey was conducted at the very beginning of the semester before any online self-direct learning activity. This served as the basic line data. Ten weeks later, the students took the post lecture exam and survey. The two sets of exam and survey results were compared and analyzed.
@InProceedings{CHEN2012SEL,
author = {Chen, H.C.},
title = {SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING FOR DRUG CALCULATION},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {2196-2200}}
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AU - H.C. Chen
TI - SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING FOR DRUG CALCULATION
SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
PY - 2012
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2012
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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H.C. Chen (2012) SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING FOR DRUG CALCULATION, INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 2196-2200.
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