Focus groups in distance nursing education

Authors

  • Judith A MacIntosh BN MScN

    1. Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3, Canada
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Abstract

This paper describes an educator's experience using focus groups with post-RN nursing students in a course offered by audio teleconferencing The purposes of implementing focus groups included to increase involvement of students located in the distance education settings, to implement principles of adult learning, to increase opportunities for drawing on the experience of the students, and to improve the quality of learning experience offered by distance education An example is given to demonstrate how the process was used to integrate the focus group experience into the distance education classroom

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