Greener Journal of Medical Sciences
Vol. 11(1), pp. 24-29, 2021
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Perception of distance learning of nursing course among nursing students during COVID-19 pandemic
Radia M Bahman
Nursing Tutor, Nursing Institute, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait.
Article No.: 030721023
Background: In many countries, due the pandemic of COVID-19, the presence of nursing students in health care centers has been suspended. Multiple education solutions have been deployed, all of which are based on distance learning.
Objective: The aim of the present study is to describe nursing student’s perception of distance education
Methods: A questionnaire was sent online to all registered nursing students during the academic year 2019/2020. It included beside the general characteristics, 6 domains related to perception of distance learning. Each domain included a number of questions (items). Each item has 5 responses starting from 4 for the highest positive perception and 0 for lowest negative perception. Total score for each domain was transformed into percentage score.
Results: The final analysis was performed on 146 nursing students. Perception of the distance education of the nursing course by the participating students was measured through 6 domains and 34 items. The highest positive perception score was related to course structure and contents (67.6%) and evaluation and examination (67.7%). The least score was recorded for the multimedia (51.0%) and ease and speed of the course (54.3%), with a significant difference (F = 16.46, p < 0.001).
Conclusions: Nursing students were just fairly or moderately satisfied with online nursing course.
Radia M Bahman
E-mail: radianurse@ yahoo. com
nursing student; perception; distance learning.
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Cite this Article: Bahman RM (2021). Perception of distance learning of nursing course among nursing students during COVID -19 pandemic. Greener Journal of Medical Sciences, 11(1): 24-29.
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