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Conditions That Facilitate the Implementation of Distance Learning Components into Traditional Master's Degree Curricula in Nursing

Title: Conditions That Facilitate the Implementation of Distance Learning Components into Traditional Master's Degree Curricula in Nursing.
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Name(s): Tarrant, Sandra W., author
Lick, Dale. W., professor directing dissertation
Rowe, Anne E., outside committee member
Thomas, Hollie B., Jr., committee member
Bower, Beverly L., committee member
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Distance learning components are being added to many undergraduate and graduate curricula in various academic fields. Nurse-midwifery has been a pioneering field in distance learning and the experiences of faculty and administrators with adding DL components to master's degree curricula provide insight for other administrators and faculty pursuing DL components for traditional master's degree programs. Through this study the researcher examined the conditions that facilitate the implementation of DL components into three master's degree programs in nursing. Faculty and administrator interviews were conducted and documents were analyzed through using NVivo 2.0 as a tool. Donald Ely's theoretical framework was employed, and findings indicate that the two most important conditions for implementing curricular change are Resources and Funding and Knowledge and Skills. The least important of the conditions was Incentives and Rewards for Participants. The study results show that there are similarities with the public universities which are divergent from the private university, which the researcher asserts relates to the differences in institutional missions. More research should be done with larger samples to determine the generalizability of these results across all specialty areas of nursing education as well as other academic fields.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1690 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: March 5, 2004.
Keywords: Nursing Education, Organizational Change, Organizational Culture, Higher Education, Curriculum Change
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Dale. W. Lick, Professor Directing Dissertation; Anne E. Rowe, Outside Committee Member; Hollie B. Thomas, Jr., Committee Member; Beverly L. Bower, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Public policy
Public administration
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1690
Owner Institution: FSU

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Tarrant, S. W. (2004). Conditions That Facilitate the Implementation of Distance Learning Components into Traditional Master's Degree Curricula in Nursing. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-1690