NUR-649E Topic 3 Application of Technology in Nursing and Patient Education

Each student will select one technology application and describe its use within nursing in general or in patient education. Address the significance of the selected technology, attributes of the selected technology (i.e., accuracy, cost, accessibility, etc.), and provide specific examples with rationale of situations in which the technology application as an educational tool would provide advantages as well as disadvantages. In addition, relate the use of the selected technology application to the appropriate professional standards and competencies.

This assignment may be completed in one of the following formats (with quantitative criteria) listed below:

  1. APA-formatted paper (1,000-1,250 words)

  2. PowerPoint presentation with comprehensive speakers' notes (12-15 slides)

  3. Podcast (10-15 minutes)

  4. Blog or Web page (1,000-1,250 words)

  5. Any other technology application as approved by the instructor


In addition to the course materials, you are required to use a minimum of three current scholarly, peer-reviewed resources (less than 5 years old).

After you have completed this assignment, you will further post the assignment to the Topic 4 Discussion Forum as specified by the instructor. Within the Topic 4 forum, select and review four technology applications that are new to you in that you have not experienced them in the nursing environment. Explain how each of the four reviewed applications may be modified or adapted for your specific field or to a specific patient population. Ask questions as needed to each classmate about the application. In addition to providing constructive feedback to your peers, your posts should include responses to any questions asked, as well as replies.

APA format is required for essays only. Solid academic writing is always expected. For all assignment delivery options, documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
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