A summer institute on computer applications for nursing management: background, curriculum, and evaluation.

Ivo L Abraham, G. Evers, A. Hasman, H. Tanghe, R. Silkens, F. Hein

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Nursing managers are faced with a growing number of computer applications for nursing management, yet they may lack the educational preparation to assist them in using these technologies for problem-solving and decision-making. This article describes a Summer Institute on informatics applications for nursing management taught by an international and multidisciplinary team of faculty members, and offered at the University of Limburg (Maastricht, The Netherlands). A discussion of professional, scientific, and educational issues serves as the foundation for curriculum content and instructional format. Evaluation data from both offerings are reviewed and underscore the professional relevance and didactic quality of the Summer Institute. The Summer Institute is presented as a possible model of continuing education in computer applications for nursing management transferable to Western European and North American countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-142
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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