Undergraduate computer literacy evaluation and intervention

Elaine A. Graveley, Barbara L. Lust, Judith T. Fullerton

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Undergraduate nursing students (juniors) entering an upper division nursing program were asked to rate their over-all computer skill, ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation/graphics programs, and their ability to use the Internet and e-mail. Because of the number of students who rated themselves as not computer literate an intervention was planned. A graduate student, using a tutorial manual, worked with students for six 1.5-hour skill-enhancing sessions during their first semester. After the sessions students again rated their skill levels. An analysis of the before and after data showed a mean gain score of 5.5 points, with each skill showing a significant increase from the before to the after assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalComputers in Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999


  • Computer literacy
  • Computer tutorials
  • Undergraduate nursing education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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