Evangeline I. Soliba1
1Faculty, School of Nursing University of Baguio, Baguio City, Philippines
Case studies depict real-life situations where problems are solved and student nurses make meaningful contribution to the body of literature by examining clinical care. This descriptive study determined the student nurses’ level of performance on case presentations. Level of performance was determined according to the area of exposure and cases handled. Participants included 14 clinical instructors teaching the 2nd to 4th year student nurses who are required to do case presentations. Data collection was done through an evaluation tool prepared by the author. Openness to suggestions was the criterion that students scored the most. It shows the students’ positive attitude and willingness to improve. Conversely, mastery of the report had the lowest scores. While the students were competent with the fundamental concepts, they could not provide better and more recent evidence. The F-values for all the performance criteria were higher compared to the table values at the 0.05 level of significance. The F-values translate to significant differences in the performance of student nurses, along with the different criteria for each ward. The differences are caused by individual capacities, capabilities, and learning. Group presentations showed a more even performance, along with the criteria for each ward. The medical ward presented students the greatest opportunity to perform across all the criteria, both in areas of exposure and cases handled. Case presentation is a clinical learning tool that identifies the student nurses’ and nursing instructors’ points of excellence and weaknesses that need to be improved.
Keywords: case presentation, case studies, student nurses
February 8, 2021
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