A framework to identify learning needs for continuing nurse education using information technology


Reinhard Lindner 4 Stourwood Mansions, Stourwood Avenue, Bournemouth BH6 3PP, England.


This paper concerns one of the main problems facing continuing nurse education, that of matching the learning needs of the individual nurse with the needs of the care setting. This endeavour is inescapable because of the necessity for giving high quality care within financial restraint. Modern information technology, it is suggested, can be helpful in fulfilling the task more easily. A theoretical framework is introduced as a possible solution for developing a computer program which, it is the hope of the author, will be available in the not so far future.