Genevieve Rouleau has a Masters of Nursing Science from Faculty of Nursing, University de Montreal, Canada. She is now a doctoral candidate at Faculty of Nursing, University of Laval, under the supervision of Marie-Pierre Gagnon and Jose Cote. Her research interests are based on the development and evaluation of virtual nursing interventions as well as the effects of information and communication technologies on nursing care. She has been working at the at the Research Chair in Innovative Nursing Practices at the CRCHUM in Montreal city for more than nine years.


A virtual nursing intervention (VIH-TAVIETM) was evaluated both quantitatively and qualitatively (Côté et al., 2015a, b) to empower people living with HIV (PLHIV) to help them in managing their antiretroviral therapy (ART). Despite the impact of such approach in supporting ART intake among patients, few studies address educational strategies targeting nurses to support their practices regarding medication adherence. This underlines the importance of the present study, which aims to develop and implement an online training program targeting nurses who support PLHIV in their ART taking. The goal of this presentation is to describe the developmental stages of this online training as well as preliminary results, which pertain to the content of the e-learning initiative. A qualitative design will be used throughout the research process. Data collected through various methods (e.g. dialogue and open discussions, semi-structured interviews, focus group) among nurses who care for PLHIV in Quebec is ongoing. The developmental evaluation approach is being conducted to facilitate innovation development in a complex environment (Patton, 2011, 2016). The
content of the online training will include: the elements of nursing practice that can be fostered by educational strategies, useful tools to guide practice, as well as knowledge adapted from VIH-TAVIETM. A working committee composed of different nurse profiles (e.g management, education, clinical, research) supports the development phase of the online training. It is hoped that the online training will broaden the nurses repertoire of interventions and knowledge. Ultimately, a revamped care offer could have positive
repercussions on the health of patients.