Our Work

Distance-based, Executive- style Degree Completion Program for Ghanaian Nurse Anesthetists

Project Overview

Our team will work closely with faculty at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Tamale, Ghana to transfer their existing degree-completion curriculum into an executive style distance format. The goal of the project is to utilize innovative technology and an executive training model to assist practicing anesthetists in completing their degree, allowing for a continuity of care in the community and opportunities to train additional nurses to administer anesthesia.

One primary goal is to understand how distance based technology is applied in resource constrained environments and investigate in what ways it can be helpful in mitigating the health-worker shortage in rural areas. A robust analysis of the project development, use, and implementation would provide the foundation for a sustainable and scalable model of education. Data will be collected on three areas for progress on these fronts: 1. Use and application of the technology, 2. Student learning outcomes and differences, and 3. Behavioral learning factors with the product that could allow increases in the quality of e-education.




  • Duke University

Project Collaborators

  • Duke School of Nursing
  • Duke Computer Science
  • Duke Medicine and Anesthesiology

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