Nursing students’ perceptions of nursing diagnoses, critical thinking motivations, and problem-solving skills during distance learning: A multicentral study


BAYRAM A., ÖZSABAN A., Durgun H., Aksoy F., Turan N., Köktürk Dalcali B., ...More

International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/2047-3095.12362
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: critical thinking motivation, distance learning, nursing diagnosis, nursing student, perception of nursing student, problem solving, EDUCATION

Abstract

© 2022 NANDA International, Inc.Purpose: To determine the relationship between attitude towards nursing diagnosis, critical thinking motivation, and problem-solving skills of nursing students during distance learning. Method: The descriptive and correlational study was conducted with 450 first-year nursing students from four universities. The “Positions on Nursing Diagnosis Scale,” “Critical Thinking Motivational Scale,” and “Problem Solving Inventory” were used for data collection in June–July 2021. Findings: The students’ mean score of nursing diagnosis perception was 114.90 ± 18.47, the score for expectancy main subdimension of critical thinking motivation was 4.17 ± 1.16 and the score for value main subdimension was 4.81 ± 1.12, and score for problem-solving skills was 90.65 ± 19.03. A statistically significant positive correlation was found between nursing diagnosis perception and subdimension of critical thinking motivation scores (p < 0.001) and problem-solving skills score (p < 0.001). The linear regression model established to examine the effect of other scales on nursing diagnosis perception was found to be statistically significant (F = 17.516, p < 0.001). As the expectancy score increases by one unit, the perception of nursing diagnosis score increases 3.452 times (p = 0.001), the cost score increases by one unit, the perception of nursing diagnosis score increases by 3.894 (p = 0.001), and the problemsolving skills score increases by one unit, the perception of nursing diagnosis score decreases by 0.246 (p < 0.001). Conclusions: To conclude that nursing diagnosis perception, critical thinking motivation, and problem-solving skills of nursing students were high and have a relationship with each other during distance education. As nursing diagnosis perception scores of students increase, their critical thinking motivation and problem-solving skills also increase. Implications for Nursing Practice: The high skills of critical thinking and problem solving have an important place effectively to identify the nursing diagnosis more quickly and easily in the nursing care process.