Evaluating Web-Based Nursing Education’s Effects: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Jiwon Kang, GyeongAe Seomun

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This systematic review and meta-analysis investigated whether using web-based nursing educational programs increases a participant’s knowledge and clinical performance. We performed a meta-analysis of studies published between January 2000 and July 2016 and identified through RISS, CINAHL, ProQuest Central, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and PubMed. Eleven studies were eligible for inclusion in this analysis. The results of the meta-analysis demonstrated significant differences not only for the overall effect but also specifically for blended programs and short (2 weeks or 4 weeks) intervention periods. To present more evidence supporting the effectiveness of web-based nursing educational programs, further research is warranted.

Original languageEnglish
JournalWestern Journal of Nursing Research
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2017 Sep 1


  • computer-assisted instruction
  • meta-analysis
  • nursing
  • web-based education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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