Date of Conferral



Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)




Dr. Kathryn Hollywood


In 2011, the Institute of Medicine and 2010 Affordable Care Act addressed the need to use technology in nursing programs. The purpose of this study was to understand faculty perceptions of technology use and integration into the nursing curriculum at a college located in Texas. Lewin’s change theory acted as the theoretical framework to explore organizational dynamics involved in effective strategies. The guiding research questions explored faculty perceptions of technology use, types of technology used, and correlation to teaching experience using a convergent mixed-method approach. Thirty faculty members completed the Teacher’s Intention to Use Technology survey and 15 faculty members participated in interview sessions. Faculty with fewer years of experience were compared to faculty with more years of experience and differed on ease of use (p = .010), embracing technology (p = .011), enjoying technology (p = .026), available assistance (p = .020), classroom preparation (p = .043), and ease of learning (p = .047). The qualitative data analysis used an open coding scheme and resulted in themes indicating the need for training, especially for faculty with less experience. Record review indicated scattered use of technological tools. A professional development workshop promoting teaching strategies using technology to help achieve learning outcomes, an online orientation to available technology, and a hands-on interactive workshop was created. Implications for positive social change include improving faculty members’ knowledge and application of technology in order to positively affect and enhance teaching/learning strategies, student learning environment, and ultimately the lives of patients they serve.