Students’ Experiences in Nursing Research and Evidence based Practice Course: A Qualitative Study
Dr. Rabia Saleem Allari

Nursing student's experiences of their research course provide greater insight to develop an effective teaching and assessment strategy in this course. The main objective of this qualitative study was to investigate student nurses' experience about their research and evidence practice course and the challenges they faced during this course. Self-report template was used to obtain students' opinion and experiences about their course content, teaching and learning methods, assessment, challenges, general description of the their experiences. 30baccalaureate nursing students at one female governmental University in Saudi Arabia were agreed to participate in the study. Three main themes emerged as general description of students’ experiences: positive and inspiring, negative and a burden, difficult but useful. In regards to the challenges 5 main themes emerged including: Course outcomes, Teaching Quality, Exams and assignments, Cognitive abilities, Anxiety and motivation. In conclusion these findings help to qualify things we already know about the student experience with learning and teaching, but it has also uncovered where developments have to be occurred to meet student needs.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/ijn.v3n2a9