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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0103-2100
GOYATA, Sueli Leiko Takamatsu et al. Teaching the nursing process to undergraduates with the support of computer technology . Acta paul. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.2, pp.243-248. ISSN 0103-2100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002012000200014.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the virtual learning environment for the teaching of nursing process to undergraduate students. METHODS: This was an exploratory study of cross-sectional design. The population consisted of 42 students divided into groups A and B, with 21 each, randomly selected. Data were collected using the web platform and exercises related to program content, including identification and classification of nursing diagnoses, both in the virtual environment as well as in a printed version. RESULTS: We found a significant association between the variables "has a microcomputer" and "preference for the exercises on the web platform" (p = 0.0044) and between "has a microcomputer" and "Internet access" (p = 0.000001). The majority of the students preferred to perform the exercises in a virtual environment for its convenience, speed and practicality (61.9%). CONCLUSION: The use of virtual environment for teaching and learning was positively evaluated by students, but the results pointed to the need for adequacies of educational technology resources.
Keywords : Nursing process; Nursing informatics; Nursing diagnosis; Education, higher.