Effect of Online Case-Based Teaching Method on Professional Development of Nursing Students


CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.13, no.1, pp.9-17, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objective: This study was conducted to determine the effect of online case-based education, as part of distance education, on nursing students' professional values, professional behavior, problem-solving, critical-thinking skills, and self-directed learning skills. Methods: The study was conducted using a single-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design. A total of 58 3rd grade nursing students participated in this study The data before the study were collected electronically with the Google forms application using the personal information forms and scales (Self-Directed Learning Skills Scale, Problem Solving Inventory, California Critical Thinking Disposition Scale, Nurses Professional Values Scale, Nursing Students Professional Behaviors Scale).Results: After online case-based nursing process teaching, the difference in the total mean score of the students in all scales was found to be statistically significant (p< 0.01). It was found that, after the training had been provided through case-based education, the score average of students' professional values, professional behaviors, problem-solving, critical thinking skills and self-directed learning increased.Conclusion: Use of online case-based teaching is useful for increasing nursing students' nursing skills in distance education.