E-learning education program for registered nurses: The experience of a teaching medical center

Shu Tai Hsiao Sheen, Wen Yin Chang, Hsiao Lien Chen, Hui Lin Chao, Ching Ping Tseng

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The aim of this study was to describe registered nurses’ experiences with an e-learning education program (ELEP) conducted at a 776-bed teaching medical center in Taipei. The study was completed in three stages: planning, implementation, and evaluation. Nurses who were registered were randomly assigned either to the ELEP or traditional in-classroom program (TICP). Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Forty-two nurses participated (22 in the ELEP and 20 in the TICP). Scores for participants were all > 70 points (out of 100) for both programs. Of the five courses, only teaching and learning and communication showed significant statistical difference between the two groups (p =.001). Nearly all participants (97.6%) felt satisfied with their program (both ELEP and TICP). All nurses passed the nursing care skill tests. Findings should help guide efforts to popularize e-learning education in Taiwan and help create alternative learning methods for future continuing nursing education programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nursing Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Continuing nursing education
  • E-learning
  • Nursing clinical ladder system
  • Registered nurses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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