Telenursing refers to the exchange of expertise in various areas like nursing diagnosis data over a distance. It is divided into the following categories:
a) Tele-consultation: A nurse clinician and nurse specialist providing consultation to the studentlnurse at a distance. It is used through palm computers in developed countries.
b) Tele-mentoring: A nurse clinician providing training/advice to another nurse clinician at a remote site, specially for mental health nursing, maternal and child care, medical surgical nursing and community nursing. The Internet has made tele consultation and tele-mentoring much cheaper and more effective for many practising nurses, as all that is required is, a PC, a high-speed modem, and a webcam (a camera allowing video in real time to be transmitted to another computer). The ease and accessibility of modem telemedicine\telenursing has dramatically aided the health care systems of Third World countries, who in times of crisis can receive consultations from world-class subject and clinical specialists thousands of miles away.