Methodology: Mixed methods descriptive design.
Results: Quantitative findings about VCE effectiveness reflected26.2% (n=11) of students reported that the VCE was very effective (Score=10) in improving their nursing learning experience. VCE effects on improving students’ physical assessment skills were evaluated by using Likert type question from 0="not applicable" to 5= "strongly agree". Findings reflected that 23.8% (n=10) reported "Strongly agree", and 50% (n= 21) reported "Agree" in response to the VCE having improved their physical assessment skills.
Students were asked to rate this question “In general, do you agree on the use of e-learning in the nursing program (10=strongly agree)”. Results reflected that 33.3% (n=14) of students reported "Strongly Agree (10)" for the use of e-learning in nursing, followed by 21.4% (n=9) who reported "Agree (8)" for the same variable.
Descriptive data analysis reflected that the top rated items included the following: 45.2% (n=19) of students reported “Strongly agree” for item #16, “ I was able to check my patients lab results and correlate it to my patient’s medical diagnosis :Related to Nursing", followed by 40.5% (n=17) of students reported “Strongly Agree” for item #17, “I was able to virtually administer medication for my patient according to the Medication Administration Record”. Along with item #18, “I was able to check medications information from the drug book icon”. In addition, 35.7% (n=15) of students reported “Strongly agree “for item #15, “I was able to select and prioritize Nursing diagnosis for my patient”.
The majority of students 45.2% (n= 19) reported "Agree" that (VCE) improved their written communication skills, versus 40.5% (n= 17) of students reported "Neutral" for the (VCE) effects on improving their oral communication skills.
Conclusion: Overall, students reported that the VCE was an effective e-learning program.