Date of Award


Document Type

Evidence Based Nursing Education Project

Degree Name

Master Of Science In Nursing

Colleges & School

Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences

First Advisor

Kim L. Paxton

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Nurses--Education; Educational technology; Podcasting;Podcasts


Nursing education is lacking in the use of modern technology. As an automatically downloaded audio file, podcasts can help bring nursing into the modern era of technology and allow students another avenue of learning. This integrated review examines evidence based on educational strategies that positively enhance the learning experience for the student. This paper addresses the following question: Does podcasting have positive effect on learning outcomes compared to traditional teaching methods in undergraduate nursing students? This review includes studies from the United States as well as the United Kingdom published between 2009 and 2013. Syntheses of the findings suggest podcasts positively influence the need to use this teaching strategy in conjunction with traditional teaching methods. Themes include podcasts used as an adjunct/supplemental tool, how podcasts allow flexibility/multitasking, student engagement, and learning styles accommodated by podcasts. Findings support the need for replicating studies for the development of podcasts in nursing education. Strengths of podcasting include increased learning outcomes and development of understanding of lecture content. Limitations had to do with technology not working. Recommendations consist of the need to identify and include podcasting as an effective teaching strategy by instructors.


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