Bachelor nursing students’ perceptions of a blended-learning unit on leg ulcers during the COVID-19 pandemic
Bobbink P, Gschwind G, Marques Teixeira C, Charbonneau L, Guex C, Chabal L, Probst S
Should be referenced as: Bobbink P, Gschwind G, Marques Teixeira C, Charbonneau L, Guex C, Chabal L, Probst S: Bachelor nursing students’ perceptions of a blended-learning unit on leg ulcers during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Wound Management, 2022,23(1):4-12
Aim: To face teaching challenges during COVID-19, a new three-step blended learning pedagogical scenario for leg ulcers was developed combining e-learning, theoretical seminars and workshops. The aim of this survey is to explore students’ perceptions of the three-step learning unit presented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Method: An online anonymous survey comprising five Likert scale questions and two open-ended questions was sent to the 151 participating nursing students. Quantitative data were analysed with descriptive statistics, and qualitative data were addressed using thematic analysis.
Results: A total of 68 students participated in this survey. The students reported that the newly developed three-step unit promoted their learning. The allocated time for the e-learning was, for 20 (29%) students, insufficient. The qualitative data demonstrated the benefits of studying in small groups and using e-learning as well as following a structured learning program. Workshops led by clinical nurse specialists and the use of adapted wound care materials were reported as essential.
Conclusion: Students appreciate this three-step blended-learning unit. Small groups led by clinical specialists promote a positive learning environment. Further research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of this approach.