Wireless devices in nursing education


  • Ana Belén Sánchez García RN, M.Sc., Professor. Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, España. email: absgarcia@ucam.edu.
  • Maria José López Montesinos RN, Ph.D., Professor. Universidad de Murcia, España. email: mjlopez@um.es.
  • José Luis Fernández Alemán Engineer, Ph.D., Professor. Universidad de Murcia, España. email: aleman@um.es.




Education, nursing; teaching materials; educational technology.


Objective. This article sought to explore the adoption of wireless devices in university nursing teaching and address their repercussion on future professionals.

Methodology. This is a bibliographical study conducted in 2011, which analyzed international publications on the use, review, application, opinion, and experimentation of wireless devices in university nursing teaching of wireless technology in nursing teaching. The following databases were used: Medline and Science@Direct.

Results. A total of 503 articles were extracted and 77 were selected, of which 40 investigated the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), 13 the clicker (Student Response Wireless System), and six the smart phone. The use of mobile devices has experienced strong growth during the last five years, especially PDAs.

Conclusion. Use of mobile devices in university nursing teaching has grown in recent years, especially PDAs.

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Sánchez García, A. B., López Montesinos, M. J., & Fernández Alemán, J. L. (2013). Wireless devices in nursing education. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 31(1). https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.iee.11681




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