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Keywords

Basic nursing skills, Nursing education, Nursing students, Web-based learning

 

Authors

  1. CHUANG, YEU-HUI PhD, MSN, MS, RN
  2. CHENG, HSIU-RONG MSN, RN
  3. YANG, YA-SHU MSN, RN
  4. FANG, MIAO-CHUN MSN, RN
  5. CHEN, YU-PING PhD, RN

Abstract

This study examined the effects of an asynchronous Web-based supplementary learning program on the performance of nursing students' basic nursing skills. A posttest quasi-experimental design was used. Students in the intervention group (n = 62) were given login information to access the online program, while the control group (n = 99) was not. Data from both groups were collected before and 4 weeks after the intervention. An objective assessment of basic nursing skills was used to evaluate the level of skill demonstrated by the participants. Results indicate that the Web-based supplementary learning program is effective at strengthening students' basic nursing skills (P = .002). The findings also reveal that students in the intervention group showed higher-than-average satisfaction with the supplementary program (mean, 3.80 [SD, 0.81]). Thus, this Web-based program offers a learning opportunity for nursing students to enhance their skills beyond their formal lectures.