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Mobile Technology and Its Use in Clinical Nursing Education: A Literature Review

  Nursing students face a variety of challenges to learning in clinical practice, from the theory–practice gap, to a lack of clinical supervision and the ad hoc nature of learning in clinical environments. Mobile technology is proposed as one way to address these challenges. This article comprehensively summarizes and critically reviews the available literature on mobile technology used in undergraduate clinical nursing education. It identifies the lack of clear definitions and theory in the current body of evidence; the variety of mobile devices and applications used; the benefits of mobile platforms in nursing education; and the complexity of sociotechnical factors, such as the cost, usability, portability, and quality of mobile tools, that affect their use in undergraduate clinical nursing education. Implications for nursing education and practice are outlined, and recommendations for future research are discussed.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    19 February 2015

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    SLACK, Inc.

  • DOI:

    10.3928/01484834-20150218-01

  • ISSN:

    0148-4834

  • Library of Congress:

    HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    362 Social welfare problems & services

Citation

O’Connor, S., & Andrews, T. (2015). Mobile Technology and Its Use in Clinical Nursing Education: A Literature Review. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(3), 137-144. doi:10.3928/01484834-20150218-01

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Keywords

Nursing, education, technology, mobile,

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