Chinese Nursing Students' Perceptions of Case Study Use as a Teaching and Learning Strategy

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602875
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Chinese Nursing Students' Perceptions of Case Study Use as a Teaching and Learning Strategy
Author(s):
Lee, Shirleatha T.; Zhan, Lin; Zhan, Lin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Theta
Author Details:
Shirleatha T. Lee, RN, CNE, sntaylr1@memphis.edu; Lin Zhan, RN, FAAN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background: Chinese nursing education is in a process of transformation aimed to prepare professional nurses to meet the demands of health care. Lecture often serves as the primary method of teaching in Chinese nursing schools. However, lecture is passive and prevents critical thinking. Case studies when incorporated with lecture can help students to become active learners and relate topics to real world situations. The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese nursing students’ perception of the use of case studies in nursing education. Methods: Data analysis consisted of associate (n = 21) and baccalaureate (n = 83) undergraduate nursing students in China (N = 104). Students ranged in age from 19- 25 years and 97% were female. Students were presented with case study scenarios in class and were required to work with group members to solve and answer questions, present group findings, and engage in open dialogue. Following the completion of the course students were administered a 5-point likert survey (Strongly Agree=5; Agree=4; Neither Agree nor Disagree=3; Disagree=2; Strongly Disagree=1) that assessed the students’ perceived satisfaction with the use of case studies in the classroom setting. The survey was anonymous and no identifying information was collected. Descriptive statistics were calculated using SPSS v. 17.0. Results: The results indicated students displayed high satisfaction with the use of case studies. Students indicated working with their classmates on clinical case studies helped their understanding (4.66 ± 0.51); will help them to be successful on the national nursing examination (3.98 ± 0.76); and will help them to be better nurses (4.56 ± 0.58). Students also indicated they could apply what they learned (3.85 ± 0.62) and they gained new knowledge to use in nursing (4.44 ± 0.58). Conclusion: Chinese nursing students had positive perceptions and were highly satisfied with the use of case studies as a teaching and learning strategy. Globally, as nurses are faced with more complex issues, challenging and acutely ill patients, advancing technology and ethical dilemmas it is important that students are equipped and presented with teaching and learning strategies that enhance learning and improve patient outcomes.
Keywords:
China; nursing; education
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15SC2.53
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleChinese Nursing Students' Perceptions of Case Study Use as a Teaching and Learning Strategyen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Shirleatha T.en
dc.contributor.authorZhan, Linen
dc.contributor.authorZhan, Linen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Thetaen
dc.author.detailsShirleatha T. Lee, RN, CNE, sntaylr1@memphis.edu; Lin Zhan, RN, FAANen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602875en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background: Chinese nursing education is in a process of transformation aimed to prepare professional nurses to meet the demands of health care. Lecture often serves as the primary method of teaching in Chinese nursing schools. However, lecture is passive and prevents critical thinking. Case studies when incorporated with lecture can help students to become active learners and relate topics to real world situations. The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese nursing students’ perception of the use of case studies in nursing education. Methods: Data analysis consisted of associate (n = 21) and baccalaureate (n = 83) undergraduate nursing students in China (N = 104). Students ranged in age from 19- 25 years and 97% were female. Students were presented with case study scenarios in class and were required to work with group members to solve and answer questions, present group findings, and engage in open dialogue. Following the completion of the course students were administered a 5-point likert survey (Strongly Agree=5; Agree=4; Neither Agree nor Disagree=3; Disagree=2; Strongly Disagree=1) that assessed the students’ perceived satisfaction with the use of case studies in the classroom setting. The survey was anonymous and no identifying information was collected. Descriptive statistics were calculated using SPSS v. 17.0. Results: The results indicated students displayed high satisfaction with the use of case studies. Students indicated working with their classmates on clinical case studies helped their understanding (4.66 ± 0.51); will help them to be successful on the national nursing examination (3.98 ± 0.76); and will help them to be better nurses (4.56 ± 0.58). Students also indicated they could apply what they learned (3.85 ± 0.62) and they gained new knowledge to use in nursing (4.44 ± 0.58). Conclusion: Chinese nursing students had positive perceptions and were highly satisfied with the use of case studies as a teaching and learning strategy. Globally, as nurses are faced with more complex issues, challenging and acutely ill patients, advancing technology and ethical dilemmas it is important that students are equipped and presented with teaching and learning strategies that enhance learning and improve patient outcomes.en
dc.subjectChinaen
dc.subjectnursingen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:38:35Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:38:35Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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