Designing an OER for an Online RN to BSN Nursing Course

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Brief Abstract

In this session, I will review the rationale for creating and designing an OER for an online RN to BSN course. Additionally, I will review the research I conducted comparing the learning gains between this open textbook with the previous commercial textbook.

Presenters

Dr. Jamie Murphy is an Associate Professor with over 35 years of nursing experience. Areas of expertise include teaching graduate and undergraduate nursing, conducting research on open education resources and virtual reality in online nursing education, with clinical experience in community health and psychiatric nursing.

Extended Abstract

There are a limited number of open textbooks available for baccalaureate level nursing courses. In online nursing education, non-traditional students can benefit greatly from free, instant access, high-quality textbooks. Using textbooks created specifically for a chosen course further accentuates the value and use of a textbook. In this session, I will review the rationale for creating and designing an open textbook for an online RN to BSN course. I will also review the research I conducted comparing the learning gains between this open textbook with the previous commercial textbook.