Returning Nurses to the Workforce: Developing an Online Refresher Course
The crisis of a nursing shortage is encouraging unemployed nurses to return to practice. A refresher course is needed before they return safely. Historically, schools of nursing and hospital-based continuing education departments offered refresher courses in the traditional classroom-based environments. Nurses in less populated, geographically dispersed areas have limited access to these educational opportunities. Refresher courses, whether in an academic or a hospital-based setting, are expensive and depend on class size to be cost-effective. An answer to the problem of cost and access is collaborative distance education using web-based instruction.
Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
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White, A., Roberts, V. W., & Brannan, J. (2003). Returning nurses to the workforce: Developing an online refresher course. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 34(2), 59-63.