Original Research - Special Collection: Contemporary Issues in Nursing

Recommendations for online learning challenges in nursing education during the COVID-19 pandemic

Boitumelo J. Molato, Leepile A. Sehularo
Curationis | Vol 45, No 1 | a2360 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v45i1.2360 | © 2022 Boitumelo J. Molato, Leepile A. Sehularo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 June 2022 | Published: 27 October 2022

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Boitumelo J. Molato, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University, Mahikeng, South Africa
Leepile A. Sehularo, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University, Mahikeng, South Africa


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Abstract

Background: Nursing education institutions have had to change from face-to-face to online learning because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The online learning mode, however, had several challenges.

Objectives: To explore and describe recommendations made to address the online learning challenges in nursing education during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Method: This study adopted a narrative literature review to achieve its objectives. The search for the relevant literature used Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, African Journal (previously SAePublications), EBSCOhost, EBSCO Discovery Service and Scopus databases.

Results: There were four findings identified from the literature search: provision of adequate resources, monitoring of academic dishonesty, provision of technical support and revision of the curriculum.

Conclusion: More work in nursing education is necessary to address the challenges of adopting online learning during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet the issues of online learning in nursing education, thorough preparations and safeguards are necessary.

Contribution: The outcomes of this study will benefit nursing education by incorporating recommendations from many studies to overcome online learning issues in nursing education during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Keywords

recommendations; online learning; challenges, nursing education; COVID-19; pandemic

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