Concept mapping strategy: An effective tool for improving maternity nursing student′s achievement

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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Concept mapping strategy: An effective tool for improving maternity nursing student′s achievement

27th Surgical Nursing & Nurse Education Conference

OCTOBER 16-17, 2017 DUBAI, UAE

Rania Abd El Hak Eid Farrag

Fayoum University, Egypt

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Background & Aim: One of the duties of the educational system is to train nursing students to possess critical and creative thinking and have the ability of problem solving, those who do not accumulate information and knowledge regarding the maternity field will be quickly outdated. As well as, these criteria need to be provided in maternity nursing, to be able to achieve the mother and neonate safety. Concept map is one of the teaching strategies that can overcome this challenge. Aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of concept mapping strategy for improving maternity nursing student's achievement. Methods & Design: A quasi-experimental study design was used to conduct the study. Setting: The study was conducted at the Maternity and Neonatal Health Nursing Department (third year students), in the Faculty of Nursing, Fayoum University. Subjects & Methods: A total of 125 students, all the students enrolled in the academic years 2014/2015. The students in the first term were the control group (65) and subjected to traditional method of teaching and students in second term were the study group (60) subjected to concept map strategy. Tools used to collect the data were: (1) Socio-demographic characteristic: A structured interviewing questionnaire, (2) Pre/posttest to assess student?¢????s (study group) knowledge regarding concept mapping, (3) Student?¢????s achievement test (midterm and final exam), (4) Rubric for assessing concept maps and (5) Likert scale to assess the attitude of students toward the teaching strategy. Results: There was a statistically significant difference regarding concept map knowledge pre and post awareness sessions among the study group. As well as, there was a significant difference between both groups regarding the student's achievement (midterm and final exam). In addition, the students in the study group exhibit positive attitude regarding the teaching strategy (concept map) more than the students in the control group (traditional method). Conclusions: Concept mapping significantly enhanced the students?¢???? achievement in the maternity nursing during the pregnancy course.

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