This study examined the effectiveness of
distance education compared with campus based learning among nursing students.
Distance education in nursing curricula is increasing. Academic nurse leaders
must demonstrate the effectiveness of distance learning. This study is unique
in that two cohorts, distance learners and campus
learners, were taught synchronously by the same faculty member. Quantitative
measures of student learning outcomes were compared using SPSS. There were no
significant differences in learning outcomes between distance learners and
campus learners. This study provides empiric support for distance education as a
means to address the nursing shortage.
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