Challenges in ICT experienced by nurse educators in tertiary institutions in Edo State, Nigeria
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Global acclamation of the benefits derived from the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in all facets of life has made its application in nursing education invaluable to both students and educators. This study explored challenges faced by nurse educators in the use of ICTs in tertiary institutions in Edo State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design using a self-administered questionnaire was employed. The population and sample comprised all 36 nurse educators in the three universities that offer Bachelor’s in Nursing Science degrees, but 34 participants completed and returned their questionnaires giving a response rate of 94.3%. Results of the study showed that although nurse educators are ICT literate, they are confronted with challenges such as erratic power supply and inadequate facilities which affect their use of technology for teaching and learning. The study recommends internet connectivity for the offices of nurse educators among other steps to enable the universities to reap the benefits to be gained from using ICTs in education.