Problem based learning in undergraduate nurse education

G. D. Smith, J. Tocher

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Abstract: Aim - To examine the applicability of Scenario-based-learning (SBL) in undergraduate nurse education in Edinburgh UK. Method: In this paper the value of an SBL approach to teaching is evaluated in 1st year undergraduate nursing students. Both teaching staff and students used a validated evaluation pro-forma simultaneously to appraise the teaching programme.
This evaluation was continuous throughout a full academic year. Results: Initial consensus of both staff and students was favorable towards SBL. SBL was deemed a very positive approach to to teaching for neophyte undergraduate nursing students. Evaluation led to minor modifications in term of timing of specific scenarios within the curriculum. Conclusion: Scenario based learning has been a valuable teaching tool within the school, from the perspective of both staff and students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalMacau Journal of Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


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