Active learning behaviors improve nursing student performance during practicum in a public academic institution of Macao

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307907
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Active learning behaviors improve nursing student performance during practicum in a public academic institution of Macao
Author(s):
Leong, Cindy Sin U; Lange-Otsuka, Patricia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Cindy Sin U Leong, DHSc, MHS, BSN, RN, suleong@ipm.edu.mo; Patricia Lange-Otsuka, Ed.D., MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, CNE
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Background: Nursing students’ assessment and evaluation scores in clinical practicum were not achieving desired scores. Clinical preceptors were verbalizing a general decline and an increasing dissatisfaction with the students' performance.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of the application of active learning behavior during practicum among nursing students using clinical assessment and evaluation scores as a measurement.

Design: A pilot study was initiated with an intervention of active learning behavior among nursing students to assess the outcomes of the clinical performance. These nursing students were instructed on the basics of active learning behavior prior to the initiation of their clinical experience. Final clinical evaluation were averaged and compared between groups with and without the intervention.

Participants: The participants were 5-group of nursing students (n= 56) across three levels (years 2-4) in a public academic institute of a bachelor degree program in Macao. These participants were having their practicum experiences in medical, surgical, critical-care and palliative areas in public and private settings.

Results: These nursing students were given higher appraisals in verbal and written comments than recent groups. The groups with the invention achieved higher clinical assessment and evaluation scores on average than comparable groups with the active learning intervention. One group of sophomore nursing students (year 2) did not receive as high of evaluations as the other groups, receiving an average score of above 80.

Conclusion: The outcomes suggest that using an active learning model in nursing education may improve student performance in Macao. It is therefore recommended that further study with larger samples and paired control groups might strengthen support for this teaching strategy. Nursing students must engage in active behavior to demonstrate that they are willing to gain knowledge of theory, nursing skills and communication skills during the clinical practicum.

Keywords:
Active learning behavior; clinical assessment and evaluation; nursing student
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleActive learning behaviors improve nursing student performance during practicum in a public academic institution of Macaoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeong, Cindy Sin Uen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLange-Otsuka, Patriciaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsCindy Sin U Leong, DHSc, MHS, BSN, RN, suleong@ipm.edu.mo; Patricia Lange-Otsuka, Ed.D., MSN, APRN, PHCNS-BC, CNEen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307907-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><span lang="EN-US"><i><span lang="EN-US">Background: </span></i><span lang="EN-US">Nursing students’ assessment and evaluation scores in clinical practicum were not achieving desired scores. Clinical preceptors were verbalizing a general decline and an increasing dissatisfaction with the students' performance.</span></span><p><i><span lang="EN-US">Objectives</span></i><span lang="EN-US">: The purpose of this study was to assess the outcome of the application of active learning behavior during practicum among nursing students using clinical assessment and evaluation scores as a measurement.</span><p><i><span lang="EN-US">Design</span></i><span lang="EN-US">: A pilot study was initiated with an intervention of active learning behavior among nursing students to assess the outcomes of the clinical performance. These nursing students were instructed on the basics of active learning behavior prior to the initiation of their clinical experience. Final clinical evaluation were averaged and compared between groups with and without the intervention.</span><p><i><span lang="EN-US">Participants</span></i><span lang="EN-US">: The participants were 5-group of nursing students (n= 56) across three levels (years 2-4) in a public academic institute of a bachelor degree program in Macao. These participants were having their practicum experiences in medical, surgical, critical-care and palliative areas in public and private settings.</span><p><i><span lang="EN-US">Results</span></i><span lang="EN-US">: These nursing students were given higher appraisals in verbal and written comments than recent groups. The groups with the invention achieved higher clinical assessment and evaluation scores on average than comparable groups with the active learning intervention. One group of sophomore nursing students (year 2) did not receive as high of evaluations as the other groups, receiving an average score of above 80.</span><p><i><span lang="EN-US">Conclusion</span></i><span lang="EN-US">: The outcomes suggest that using an active learning model in nursing education may improve student performance in Macao. It is therefore recommended that further study with larger samples and paired control groups might strengthen support for this teaching strategy. Nursing students must engage in active behavior to demonstrate that they are willing to gain knowledge of theory, nursing skills and communication skills during the clinical practicum.</span>en_GB
dc.subjectActive learning behavioren_GB
dc.subjectclinical assessment and evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectnursing studenten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:23:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:23:57Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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