The Effectiveness of Online Case Studies Among Medical-Surgical Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621559
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
The Effectiveness of Online Case Studies Among Medical-Surgical Nursing Students
Author(s):
Wang, Shu-Yi; Buxton, Theresa G.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta-at-Large
Author Details:
Shu-Yi Wang, PhD, RN, CNS, Professional Experience: The author has been an outstanding nursing educator and capable clinician since August 1999. During academic years, the author is a scholar with sustained interest in advancement or nursing profession and the improvement of nursing practice through research and education. She has high satisfaction ratings from students, faculty and staffs and her responsibility for academic activities in four areas: instructional role, professional development, department service, and collage/community service. In addition, the author has experienced in research on cancer-related symptoms. The focus of the author’s research interest has been on cancer-related symptoms and interventions to improve quality of life for cancer patients. Author Summary: I have been an outstanding nursing educator and capable clinician since August 1999. “Loving, sharing, and caring of person” is the primary principle for my teaching attitude and motivation. By teaching I can share my knowledge and competencies with younger generations; by practice I can incorporate theories and advanced knowledge into nursing practice.
Abstract:

Vendor provided online case studies were integrated throughout a medical-surgical nursing course. Case studies are a form of active learning that support student’s development of problem solving, critical reasoning, and analytical skills, which are valuable tools needed by professional nurses. Providing simulated hands-on experience in the form of realistic patient problems allows students to identify and apply principles to new or changing situations.The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of case studies integrated throughout medical-surgical nursing course and to evaluate the learning experiences among medical-surgical nursing students. A cross-sectional design was to assess 110 BSN students. 12 online case studies provided by a nursing education vendor were used in medical-surgical courses. Measurements were used to assess student perceptions of case studies regarding overall satisfaction with this type of learning activity and their effectiveness to enhance learning. Measurements included a 10-item of overall rate of case study, 11-item of satisfying found the each session of case study, 1-item of rate of the case study overall, and 1-item of descriptive question. The first category contained 10-items reviewing the overall experience of case study using a rating of 1= strongly disagree to 5= strongly agree numerical scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, & strongly agree), the 2nd category contained 11-items rating the satisfaction for each of the 11 online case studies ranging from 1=Very Poor- 5=Excellent (very poor, poor, average, good, & excellent ), and the 3rd category had a 1-item rating from 1=Very Poor- 5=Excellent – of the overall satisfaction using case study. General comments and suggestions were also collected at end of survey to obtain additional information. Descriptive statistics were applied. The results showed there have a greater overall satisfaction using case studies among BSN students, as well as the overall rating for using case studies ranged between very good and excellent for BSN students. The online case studies emphasize practical thinking and assist students in identifying situations. Educators may choose this instructional strategy for accomplishing particular educational objectives. The results of this study can be applied as a reference for effective instructional, to extend independent online learning activities, or used as a flipped classroom teaching-learning strategy for a face-to-face classroom.

Keywords:
Case Study; Instructional Strategy; Online
Repository Posting Date:
20-Jun-2017
Date of Publication:
20-Jun-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST550
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleThe Effectiveness of Online Case Studies Among Medical-Surgical Nursing Studentsen_US
dc.contributor.authorWang, Shu-Yien
dc.contributor.authorBuxton, Theresa G.en
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsShu-Yi Wang, PhD, RN, CNS, Professional Experience: The author has been an outstanding nursing educator and capable clinician since August 1999. During academic years, the author is a scholar with sustained interest in advancement or nursing profession and the improvement of nursing practice through research and education. She has high satisfaction ratings from students, faculty and staffs and her responsibility for academic activities in four areas: instructional role, professional development, department service, and collage/community service. In addition, the author has experienced in research on cancer-related symptoms. The focus of the author’s research interest has been on cancer-related symptoms and interventions to improve quality of life for cancer patients. Author Summary: I have been an outstanding nursing educator and capable clinician since August 1999. “Loving, sharing, and caring of person” is the primary principle for my teaching attitude and motivation. By teaching I can share my knowledge and competencies with younger generations; by practice I can incorporate theories and advanced knowledge into nursing practice.en
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dc.description.abstract<p><span>Vendor provided online case studies were integrated throughout a medical-surgical nursing course. Case studies are a form of active learning that support student’s development of problem solving, critical reasoning, and analytical skills, which are valuable tools needed by professional nurses. Providing simulated hands-on experience in the form of realistic patient problems allows students to identify and apply principles to new or changing situations.The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of case studies integrated throughout medical-surgical nursing course and to evaluate the learning experiences among medical-surgical nursing students. A cross-sectional design was to assess 110 BSN students. 12 online case studies provided by a nursing education vendor were used in medical-surgical courses. Measurements were used to assess student perceptions of case studies regarding overall satisfaction with this type of learning activity and their effectiveness to enhance learning. Measurements included a 10-item of overall rate of case study, 11-item of satisfying found the each session of case study, 1-item of rate of the case study overall, and 1-item of descriptive question. The first category contained 10-items reviewing the overall experience of case study using a rating of 1= strongly disagree to 5= strongly agree numerical scale (strongly disagree, disagree, neutral, agree, & strongly agree), the 2nd category contained 11-items rating the satisfaction for each of the 11 online case studies ranging from 1=Very Poor- 5=Excellent (very poor, poor, average, good, & excellent ), and the 3rd category had a 1-item rating from 1=Very Poor- 5=Excellent – of the overall satisfaction using case study. General comments and suggestions were also collected at end of survey to obtain additional information. Descriptive statistics were applied. The results showed there have a greater overall satisfaction using case studies among BSN students, as well as the overall rating for using case studies ranged between very good and excellent for BSN students. The online case studies emphasize practical thinking and assist students in identifying situations. Educators may choose this instructional strategy for accomplishing particular educational objectives. The results of this study can be applied as a reference for effective instructional, to extend independent online learning activities, or used as a flipped classroom teaching-learning strategy for a face-to-face classroom.</span></p>en
dc.subjectCase Studyen
dc.subjectInstructional Strategyen
dc.subjectOnlineen
dc.date.available2017-06-20T20:34:09Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-20-
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-20T20:34:09Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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