Evaluating on-line continuing education for nurses
Nursing leadership forum. 2000 Fall; 5(1): 21-4.
The rapid increase in web sites for nursing continuing education demands critical appraisal by the user. The level of anonymity of the web site authors and sponsors may lead to a laxity of accountability found in no other media. This article discusses criteria for web site evaluation and provides a rating instrument to assist learners in determining the quality and usability of an on-line nursing continuing education offering. Using the rating instrument, two web sites are reviewed. A list of selected nursing continuing education web sites is included.