Title

Returning Nurses to the Workforce: Developing an Online Refresher Course

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2003

Abstract

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

Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

Journal ISSN

0022-0124

Volume

34

Issue

2

First Page

59

Last Page

63

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.3928/0022-0124-20030301-05