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Moving Past Exploration and Adoption: Considering Priorities for Implementing Mobile Learning by Nurses

Mather, CA ORCID: 0000-0002-4301-0028 and Cummings, E ORCID: 0000-0001-6501-7450 2017 , 'Moving Past Exploration and Adoption: Considering Priorities for Implementing Mobile Learning by Nurses' , Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 241 , pp. 63-68 , doi:

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Successful implementation of mobile technology for informal learning and continuing professional development within healthcare settings cannot be achieved or sustained, until end-users recognise that the benefits of using this innovation, outweigh the issues of non-use. At a systems level there is a need for standards, guidelines and codes of conduct to support deployment of mobile technology at an individual level. The aim of this research was to explore findings of a previous focus group study to elucidate priorities for action, provide evidence and focus impetus for advocating progression of the installation of standards and guidelines at an organisation level. The study confirms nurse supervisors' preparedness and readiness to employ mobile learning at point of care. However, successful implementation requires organisations engaging with, and embracing the evolving digital landscape, and supporting this new andragogy. Organisational level commitment will promote contemporary nursing practice, support the best clinical outcomes for patients, and provide educational support for nurses. Nurse leaders and professional bodies must drive and guide development of robust standards, guidelines, and codes of conduct to prioritise mobile learning as a component of digital professionalism within healthcare organisations.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Mather, CA and Cummings, E
Keywords: Continuing professional development, digital professionalism, implementation framework, informal learning, leadership, mobile learning, nursing, standards
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Publisher: I O S Press
ISSN: 0926-9630
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© 2017 The authors and IOS Press. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).

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