A primary focus in nursing education is to provide students with a diverse range of clinical experiences. Historically, the collection and assessment of data from students' clinical experiences has been a paper-and-pencil task that is arduous for both students and nursing faculty. The volume of collected information has also made it difficult to produce ad hoc statistical reports without additional intensive manual labor. To facilitate recording and analysis of these data, the Nursing and Computer Science Departments at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) collaborated to create a web application, Essential Clinical Behaviors (ECB). The ECB was fundamental to the creation of the nTrack. The use of the web-accessible database represented a major change in nursing education by altering the format of how students recorded clinical experiences in nursing courses. The application was designed to enhance nursing students' learning and to assist faculty in making students’ assignments, evaluating students’ progress, and supporting curriculum decisions.
nTrack is a web application for recording and analyzing the clinical experiences of nursing students.
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