Development and Evaluation of a Situated E-learning Program for Obstetric-Pediatric Nursing

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Jui-Ying Feng, DNS, PNP1
Yi-Ting Chang, MA, BS1
Meng-Chu Tsai, BS2
Pei-Ju Wang, BS3
Ying Ju Chang, PhD, RN4
(1)Department of Nursing, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
(2)Department of Nursing, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan city, Taiwan
(3)Department of Nursing, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, 701, Taiwan
(4)Department of Nursing, Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Tainan, Taiwan

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the situated e-learning is an effective method to improve studentsí basic medical and nursing knowledge and nursing performance.

Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to understand the situated e-learning for obstetric-pediatric nursing is a useful learning model and the students satisfy with the program.

Purpose:

The purposes of the project were to design and evaluate the situated e-learning for nursing education.

Methods:

The ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) was used to develop and test the situated e-learning nursing educational program. The case scenarios were constructed and revised based on the real clinical cases. One-group pretest-posttest pre-experimental design was used.  Twenty-seven junior nursing students from a university in southern Taiwan participated in this study. The nursing competence assessment was used to evaluate the learning effectiveness. The perceived satisfaction on using the system was also evaluated.

Results:

Five case scenarios in obstetrics and pediatrics were developed including high-risk pregnant, neonatal nursing, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, nephrotic syndrome, and infectious gastroenteritis. The situated nursing e-learning significantly enhanced nursing students’ basic medical and nursing knowledge and nursing performance (t = 3.11 – 5.37, p < 0.01). Students were satisfied with this program, and indicated their willingness to use this program again.

Conclusion:

The situated nursing e-learning is a useful learning model. Future implication in clinical setting for novice nurses can be explored.