Application of Technology in Educating Nursing Students During COVID-19: A Systematic Review

Ghazaleh Mohammadi, Fateme Pezeshki, Yeganeh Mohammadhosseinzadeh Vatanchi, Fateme Moghbeli



Introduction: In the crisis of Corona virus epidemic, the education of undergraduate nursing students has faced many challenges. Face-to-face training is closed and academics are forced to adapt to distance learning. As a result, nursing students may encounter unfamiliar technologies. This article provides examples of technologies used to provide nursing education.

Methods: This research is an applied study that was conducted in 2021 by systematic review method. Using the keywords of e-learning, nursing students, Corona virus and Covid-19 were found in various databases such as PubMed, Science Direct and Google scholar in the last two years (2019-2020) due to the prevalence of coronary heart disease. According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study, which was the time period and English language of the articles, related articles were included in the study, their information was extracted and entered in the checklist, and finally the collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Incoming and outgoing articles are reported using the PRISMA flowchart.

Results: In this study, 275 English articles were found. After reviewing the articles, 12 articles were included in the study. Studies conducted from 2019 to 2020 in the field of e-learning for nursing students. In these articles, eight educational methods for educating nursing students have been introduced, and the use of cloud space for loading course materials and the use of software that can be installed on smartphones were mentioned in 83% of the articles. The use of Zoom, SoundCloud, Microsoft Teams and Blackboard Collaborate software for loading webinars was suggested in 91% of the articles.

Conclusion: According to the findings of this article, it was found that most studies have been conducted to introduce applied software to provide practical courses, which due to the practical nature of many nursing courses, the software have a high capability.


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