Open Educational Resources in Nursing Curricula: A Systematic Review

J Nurs Educ. 2023 Mar;62(3):147-154. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20230109-04. Epub 2023 Mar 1.


Background: This systematic review examined how nurse educators implement open educational resources (OER) in nursing curricula. The following three questions guided the review: (1) How do nurse educators use OER? (2) What are the outcomes of implementing OER within nursing curricula? (3) What are the effects of OER on nursing education?

Method: The literature search focused on nursing educational research articles regarding OER. Databases searched included MEDLINE, CINAHL, ERIC, and Google Scholar. Covidence was used throughout data collection to decrease bias.

Results: Eight studies that collected data from both students and educators were included in the review. OER were found to positively influence the learning process or improve class performance in nursing education.

Conclusion: The finding of this review highlight the need for further research to strengthen the evidence of the effects of OER within nursing curricula. [J Nurs Educ. 2023;62(3):147-154.].

Publication types

  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Curriculum*
  • Faculty, Nursing
  • Humans
  • Learning*
  • Nursing Education Research