Student Engagement in Online Nursing Courses

Debra Hampton, Patricia F. Pearce

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The purposes of this study were to determine the level of engagement of registered nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) nursing students enrolled in online nursing degree programs and to understand whether there are generational differences in level of student engagement. Significant differences were noted for engagement level between generations of students, but no significant difference was noted in the engagement level of students from RN to BSN, MSN, or DNP programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-298
Number of pages5
JournalNurse Educator
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

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  • distance education
  • generational differences
  • nursing students
  • online nursing courses
  • student engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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