Impact of an e-Learning Course on Clinical Practice in Psychiatric Hospitals: Nurse Managers' Views

Mari E. Lahti, Raija M. Kontio, Maritta Anneli Vaelimaeki

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Background: e-Learning is one way to provide continuing education and has been shown to be an effective method. However, little is known about how psychiatric organizations benefit from continuing education. Purpose: The aim of this study was to use Kirkpatrick's four-level model to evaluate an e-learning continuing education course from the perspectives of nursing managers in psychiatric hospital organizations. Design and Methods: This qualitative design evaluated one e-learning course using Kirkpatrick's model as an evaluation frame. Findings: Nursing managers noticed positive, neutral, and negative reactions after the course. Nursing managers also reported that the nurses' learning evolved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • E-learning
  • Education
  • Professional competence
  • Qualitative methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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