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Telehealth Telehealth in Nursing Education
One application that I have chosen for telehealth medicine is nursing education. The need for new approaches in how nurses become prepared are related by many factors, including those related to students, faculty, clinical placement sites, and the overall health care environment. Telehealth can be defined the removal of time and distance barriers for the delivery of healthcare services or related healthcare activities [ (Grady, 2011) ]. The new generation of technology-savvy students may be more comfortable with learning experiences that incorporate technologies they consider commonplace. A personal digit assistant (PDA), robots, telehealth apparatus, pagers, personal computers, notebooks and smart telephones are examples of how educators are leveraging student-friendly technology in healthcare to enhance learning outcomes [ (Grady, 2011) ].
Many nurse educators have recognized the need to push the nursing curriculum to the 21st century and are willing to do so; nursing is facing faculty shortages that threaten nursing educations ability to move its agenda forward. Students are being turned away from nursing programs because there is not enough faculty to teach the increasing students. Nursing student enrollment increased by 18 percent in 2005. The National League for Nursing (NLN) estimated that 147, 465 qualified student applications were turned away due to a shortage in faculty. Insufficient number of nursing clinical practice sites and a shortage of faculty often prevent schools from enrolling more students [ (Grady, 2011) ]. Downsizing and shorter patient stays in the hospital are leaving nursing students fewer opportunities in the clinical setting to practice their skills. In today’s ever…...

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