MyJournals Home  

RSS FeedsIJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 15825: Effects of Problem-Based Learning Strategies on Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Self-Evaluation of Their Core Competencies: A Longitudinal Cohort Study (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

 
 

28 november 2022 11:42:48

 
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 15825: Effects of Problem-Based Learning Strategies on Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Self-Evaluation of Their Core Competencies: A Longitudinal Cohort Study (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
 


To respond to patients’ increasing demands and strengthen nursing professionals’ capabilities, nursing students are expected to develop problem-solving skills before they enter the workforce. Problem-based learning (PBL) is expected to provide effective simulation scenarios and realistic clinical conditions to help students achieve those learning goals. This article aims to explore the effects of PBL strategies on nursing students’ self-evaluation of core competencies. This longitudinal cohort survey study evaluated 322 nursing students attending Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan, in 2013 and 2014, where PBL teaching strategies are used in all four undergraduate years from freshman to senior. Based on their undergraduate academic levels, students were categorized into three groups- one-year PBL exposure, two-year PBL exposure, and three-year exposure. A core competency questionnaire was administered twice to ask participants to self-assess five professional competencies: learning attitude, problem identification, information analysis, execution, and life-long learning. The results showed that students with the longest exposure to PBL (Group 3) had higher self-evaluated scores for all core competencies than the other groups, except for the execution competency. The mean total competency score increased by 0.12 points between the pre-and-test. In addition, the mean score increased significantly more in Group 3 than in Groups 1 and 2. These trends were consistent for the information analysis, execution, and life-long learning competencies. In conclusion, the changes in the self-evaluated scores between groups indicate PBL strategies effectively improve nursing students’ core competencies. The longest exposure group reported higher self-evaluated core competency scores than the other groups, especially for the information analysis, execution, and life-long learning competencies.


 
69 viewsCategory: Medicine, Pathology, Toxicology
 
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 15832: Friendly Residential Environments and Subjective Well-Being in Older People with and without Help Needs (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
IJERPH, Vol. 19, Pages 15808: An IT Platform Supporting Rectal Cancer Tumor Board Activities: Implementation Process and Impact Analysis (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)
 
 
blog comments powered by Disqus


MyJournals.org
The latest issues of all your favorite science journals on one page

Username:
Password:

Register | Retrieve

Search:

Toxicology


Copyright © 2008 - 2023 Indigonet Services B.V.. Contact: Tim Hulsen. Read here our privacy notice.
Other websites of Indigonet Services B.V.: Nieuws Vacatures News Tweets Nachrichten