Assessment of Effect of Note Taking on the Test Performance of Nursing Students in Selected Schools of Nursing

2016 ARC Journal of Nursing and Healthcare  
This study aimed at determining the effect of note taking in the test performance of student nurses was conducted in two schools of nursing selected one each from Enugu and Ebonyi State of Nigeria. An experimental research design was used. 32 students in their second year were selected using random sampling from each of the schools that were also selected randomly from the two states. The schools were School of Nursing, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Enugu and School of Nursing,
more » ... ol of Nursing, Mater Mesiricodea Hospital Afikpo Ebonyi State. A training package on note taking was constructed followed by an evaluation pre-test and post-test construction. The experiment was conducted in three steps of pre-test to both groups, execution of the teaching package to the experimental only and then a post-test to both groups. The results show that there is no significant difference (p<0.05) (t=3.207, p=o.oo2) between the note taking method group and the control group. It was concluded that note taking as a method of learning may help the student to recall learnt material but may not give the student an added advantage in the test performance. So the student should lay emphasis on the study material more than note taking as a study method.
doi:10.20431/2455-4324.0201004 fatcat:cyqeezou7vhr3gdnrguv6mbuca