A Distance Accessible Education Model: Teaching Skills to Nurse Practitioners

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Abstract

  • Introduction: Health care providers in rural areas are often unable to attend continuing education trainings due to limited staffing coverage. The coronavirus pandemic has created a unique situation, requiring many health care providers to obtain continuing education through virtual offerings. Methods: This study used a descriptive design with a team-developed presurvey for demographics, 2 posttraining instruments, and a team-developed competency validation checklist. Results: The study sample included nurse practitioner (NP) students and practicing NPs. All participants met competency in the skills validation. Discussion: The results indicate that continuing education and competency validation of procedures is feasible in a virtual format.
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  • Smith TS; Holland AC; White T; Combs B; Watts P; Moss J