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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(3), 288-291
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-3-6
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Students' Perspectives about Nursing Education

Manal Zeinhom Ahmed1, , Hasan Touama2 and Ahmad Rayan3

1Faculty of Nursing, Menofia University, Menofia, Egypt / Currently, Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan

2Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan

3Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa University, Zarqa, Jordan

Pub. Date: February 25, 2015

Cite this paper:
Manal Zeinhom Ahmed, Hasan Touama and Ahmad Rayan. Students' Perspectives about Nursing Education. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(3):288-291. doi: 10.12691/education-3-3-6

Abstract

Evaluation is becoming a necessary part of nursing education. Educators rely on evaluation in order to measure the quality of their teaching and to identify areas where improvement is needed in nursing education. The current study aims at determining nursing students' perspectives regarding their course content and teaching methodology. In addition, some suggestions for improvement of nursing curricula were obtained from the students. Mixed methods using concurrent triangulation design were used. Eleven theoretical nursing courses in the first semester of the academic year 2013/2014 were subjected to evaluation by students in which they were enrolled. The instrument used in the study was designed by the researchers; its validity and reliability were assured. Results indicated that content of courses and teaching methods were clear, comprehensive and well organized. Online materials and well prepared and organized instructors who use class time effectively were emphasized. On the contrary, a noisy environment was the most frequent aspect which negatively affected students' learning process.

Keywords:
nursing education teaching methods course content students' perspectives undergraduate students

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