Application of the problem-based learning in the medical nursing course for baccalaureate nursing students

Lin Keke, SUN Yumei, LI Mingzi, SUN Hongyu, Ji Pi, YAO Jingpeng, JIANG Hua, Lihua Wu, LU Rue, Li Li, LI Xian-ping

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Objective To evaluate the effects of problem—based learning(PBL)in the medical nursing course.Methods 29 baccalaureate nursing students were selected and PBL method Was employed in the medical nursing course.Self-designed questionnaire Was administered to the students to evaluate the effects of PBL.The students’ performances were also examined from tutors’ perspective.Results Twenty-six students (89.7%)agreed that PBL Was helpful to master the knowledge of viral hepatitis and promote the understanding of patients’ rights.Twenty five students(86.2%)agreed that PBL may foster their team spirit.Twenty two students(75.9%)agreed that PBL Was good to critical thinking and communication skills.Twenty—one students(72.4%、agreed that PBL helped to understand patient’ psychological reaction and to improve information searching and utilization skills.However,only 1 2 students (41.4%)favored PBL compared to lecture—based learning.11 students(37.9%)disagreed that they had enough time and energy to prepare PBL;In the tutors’ performance evaluated by students,scores for process control and the ability to facilitate discussion were relatively low,that is,18.5±2.0 and 18.5±2.1, respectively,the lowest score was both 1 2;In the performance evaluated by tutors,except for the score of communication skills,statistical significances were found in the total score,the score of participation,preparation,discussion and team spirit between the first and the second session,z value ranged from 2.1 8 to 4.43,P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-879
JournalZhonghua Yixue Jiaoyu Zazhi
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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