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Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic: use of digital technologies

Leigh, Jacqueline; Vasilica, Cristina; Dron, Richard; Gawthorpe, Dawn; Burns, Elizabeth; Kennedy, Sarah; Kennedy, Rob; Warburton, Tyler; Croughan, Catherine


Jacqueline Leigh

Cristina Vasilica

Richard Dron

Dawn Gawthorpe

Elizabeth Burns

Sarah Kennedy

Rob Kennedy

Tyler Warburton

Catherine Croughan


During the current coronavirus pandemic, undergraduate nurse teaching is facing many challenges. Universities have had to close their campuses, which means that academics are working from home and may be coping with unfamiliar technology to deliver the theoretical part of the undergraduate nursing curriculum. Emergency standards from the Nursing and Midwifery Council have allowed theoretical instruction to be replaced with distance learning, requiring nursing academics to adapt to providing a completely virtual approach to their teaching. This article provides examples of tools that can be used to deliver the theoretical component of the undergraduate nursing curriculum and ways of supporting students and colleagues in these unprecedented times.


Leigh, J., Vasilica, C., Dron, R., Gawthorpe, D., Burns, E., Kennedy, S., Kennedy, R., Warburton, T., & Croughan, C. (2020). Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic: use of digital technologies. British Journal of Nursing, 29(10), 566-569.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2020
Online Publication Date May 28, 2020
Publication Date May 28, 2020
Deposit Date Feb 8, 2024
Journal British Journal of Nursing
Print ISSN 0966-0461
Electronic ISSN 2052-2819
Publisher Mark Allen Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 10
Pages 566-569
Keywords Undergraduate nurse education, COVID-19, Digital technology, Online learning
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