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dehkordi A. Role of information and communication technology in development of instruction ‎and science of nursing from the view point of nursing students at Shahrekord ‎Medical Sciences University. J Holist Nurs Midwifery. 2006; 16 (1) :6-11
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Role of information and communication technology in development of instruction and science of nursing from the view point of nursing students at          Shahrekord Medical Sciences University

By: Hassanpour Dehkordi, A. MSN


Introduction: Information and communication technology (ICT), are strengthening technologies used in nursing sciences. Today, people at any part of the world can receive their required information. But no doubt information and communication technologies had their most effect on educational surroundings. Application of ICT on education has led educational surroundings and science development to become directed toward virtualization. This will lead interpersonal communication for development and expansion of sciences to be performed increasingly through computer. With emergence of internet, this medium was employed as a complement for providing information and education.

Objective: This study, designed to study the role of information and communication technology in development of nursing science from the view point of nursing students of Shahrekord Medical Sciences University in 2005.

Methods: In this descriptive research nursing students of third and fourth year of nursing course (BSC) at Shahrekord medical sciences university were selected using easy sampling procedure. Questionnaire was employed as tool of gathering information. Information was gathered through interviews and student's reporting. Following determination of sampling procedures referring to research site questionnaire of these units were distributed and gathered after completion. To achieve objective, descriptive statistics and SPSS software for data analysis was used.

Results: Findings of research showed that majority of research subjects (59%) were interested in nursing. (71%) majority of research subjects (93%) had not passed computer courses and (12%) had personal computers. (95%) had not passed classic internet courses and (97%) of students believed that information and communication technology has a very important role in developing nursing education. (98%) stated ICT increases level of learning. (88%) said that ICT leads to promotion of nursing profession. (77%) had access to internet.

Conclusion: It is recommended that in syllabus of BSN courses at least two units of IT and interest instruction is included for BS nursing students. Also in instructing nursing courses, more attention is paid to role of information technology on learning.

Key words: ICT, Nursing students, View point

Article Type : Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/08/16 | Accepted: 2014/08/16 | Published: 2014/08/16

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