Comparative analysis of the effects of two curricular approaches to the development of clinical reasoning abilities in nursing students following comprehensive basic nursing programmes.

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dc.contributor.advisor Khanyile, Thembisile.
dc.creator Mfidi, Faniswa Honest.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-08T05:47:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-08T05:47:20Z
dc.date.created 2001
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10413/5443
dc.description Thesis (M.Cur.)-University of Natal, Durban, 2001. en
dc.description.abstract A comparative analysis was undertaken using descriptive survey and cross-sectional design to explore the effects of two curricular approaches ( Problem-based learning and traditional) used in Comprehensive basic nursing programme on the development of, clinical reasoning abilities of nursing students was undertaken, Triple Jump Exercise as the data collection instrument was used to evaluate students' abilities, in clinical reasoning, Using quota sampling technique, a convenience sample of 87 subjects was selected from two nursing institutions using these two approaches, These were student nurses in their 1st, 2nd and 4th year levels of study, Using individual interviews, subjects were required to think aloud and verbalize their clinical reasoning after being presented with a clinical scenario, Subjects' verbalizations were quantified, based on the criteria specified in the evaluation form of the data collecting instrument, and total scores were obtained, Analysis using computer software package (SAS) was done to provide for descriptive and statistical summarisation, Though descriptive analysis through mean scores of clinical reasoning showed slight differences resulting from the curricular approaches used. this was not confirmed statistically as the two factor ANOVA and Tukey's method revealed no significant differences by approaches nor their interaction with level of study, Only levels of study had significant differences at p=O,OOO I, with senior levels outperforming their juniors, These findings therefore conclude that PBL and the traditional approach perfonn on a similar level in clinical reasoning. Nurse educators are therefore challenged to identify effective strategies to enhance and nurture clinical reasoning, One strategy, which this study recommends, is the use of case-based approaches in CBNP. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Nursing schools--South Africa--Curricula. en
dc.subject Medical logic--Study and teaching. en
dc.subject Problem-based learning. en
dc.subject Nursing--Study and teaching (Higher)--South Africa. en
dc.subject Theses--Nursing. en
dc.title Comparative analysis of the effects of two curricular approaches to the development of clinical reasoning abilities in nursing students following comprehensive basic nursing programmes. en
dc.type Thesis en

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