Significant impacts from laboratory evaluation: a qualitative approach among nursing students in a public academic institute in Macao

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308160
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Significant impacts from laboratory evaluation: a qualitative approach among nursing students in a public academic institute in Macao
Author(s):
Wong, Wai Fun; Leong, Cindy Sin U
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Wai Fun Wong, BS, RN, wfwong@ipm.edu.mo; Cindy Sin U Leong, DHSc, MHS, BSN, RN
Abstract:

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

Background:

Nursing laboratory evaluation is commonly used in institutes located in Asia, including Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. However, little is known about how laboratory evaluation affects nursing students in a way to improve their nursing skills. From the feedback of nursing students, suggestions will be given to nursing educators or administrators for improvement of nursing program.

Objective:

The purpose of this study was to explore and discover the outcomes of laboratory evaluation among nursing students.

Design:

This qualitative approach allowed the investigators to explore deeply the issues evolved from nursing laboratory evaluation.  Initially, nursing students were interviewed individually.  Their responses were transcribed verbatim to facilitate analysis and theme identification.  The findings will subsequently be used to develop a questionnaire which will be distributed to all nursing students in Macao.

Participants:

Sixteen nursing students (7 males and 9 females) across four levels (years 1-4) were invited to describe their perceptions after having their nursing laboratory evaluation.

Results:

These nursing students agreed to present in the invitation to verbalize their perceptions. One principal theme that discovered from the study, i.e. the benefits after taking the laboratory evaluation, was transcribed verbatim to express the participants’ perceptions.

Conclusion:

The study shows that nursing laboratory evaluation is essential to nursing students in Macao since the nursing laboratory evaluation acts as a gate to qualify the nursing students’ skills before going to clinical practicum. The outcome suggests that nursing students could build up their competence, responsibility and confidence after taking nursing laboratory evaluation.

Keywords:
Nursing students; Laboratory evaluation; Qualitative approach
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:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSignificant impacts from laboratory evaluation: a qualitative approach among nursing students in a public academic institute in Macaoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWong, Wai Funen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeong, Cindy Sin Uen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsWai Fun Wong, BS, RN, wfwong@ipm.edu.mo; Cindy Sin U Leong, DHSc, MHS, BSN, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308160-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Background: <p>Nursing laboratory evaluation is commonly used in institutes located in Asia, including Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. However, little is known about how laboratory evaluation affects nursing students in a way to improve their nursing skills. From the feedback of nursing students, suggestions will be given to nursing educators or administrators for improvement of nursing program. <p>Objective: <p>The purpose of this study was to explore and discover the outcomes of laboratory evaluation among nursing students. <p>Design: <p>This qualitative approach allowed the investigators to explore deeply the issues evolved from nursing laboratory evaluation.  Initially, nursing students were interviewed individually.  Their responses were transcribed verbatim to facilitate analysis and theme identification.  The findings will subsequently be used to develop a questionnaire which will be distributed to all nursing students in Macao. <p>Participants: <p>Sixteen nursing students (7 males and 9 females) across four levels (years 1-4) were invited to describe their perceptions after having their nursing laboratory evaluation. <p>Results: <p>These nursing students agreed to present in the invitation to verbalize their perceptions. One principal theme that discovered from the study, i.e. the benefits after taking the laboratory evaluation, was transcribed verbatim to express the participants’ perceptions. <p>Conclusion: <p>The study shows that nursing laboratory evaluation is essential to nursing students in Macao since the nursing laboratory evaluation acts as a gate to qualify the nursing students’ skills before going to clinical practicum. The outcome suggests that nursing students could build up their competence, responsibility and confidence after taking nursing laboratory evaluation.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjectLaboratory evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectQualitative approachen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:41Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:41Z-
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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