E-Learning for Nursing Students
Narayana College of Nursing at Nellore has realized the potential benefits of e-learning in Nursing
education. One is increasing access to varied relevant Nursing literature which can promote logical,
critical thinking and reasoning in the students’ mind. The other is enhancing the quality and outcomes
of Nursing education. Improving the quality and outcomes of Nursing education is challenging to
achieve. However, familiarizing the student with e-learning will promote life long learning skill
Nursing students are exposed to e-learning material and assessments into the competency-based curriculum. Students’ self-assessment is through online weekly evaluations and assignments.
Immediate feedback and reflection are the salient features of this provision. Narayana College of Nursing is the first Nursing College to provide online e-learning to undergraduate students. Individual simulative assignments inducing logical thinking are assigned. The assessment is also online. Students received the feedback and encouraged for remedial measures.
Students are encouraged to document their reflections on each teaching and training session. Weekly online assessments and immediate feedback are well appreciated.
Steps are introduced to sensitize all the faculty members in e-learning and preparation of e-learning material. Institutions’ virtual learning environment was created and the decision to let students be the drivers for its introduction. An AV Lab for the creation of the innovative teaching and learning materials is available.