Mastery Learning improves Nursing Students' skills The implementation of Mastery Learning method
and purpose: Clinical education is an important part of nursing education and it is influenced by teaching methods. On the other hand, educational methods play an important role in shaping students' basic skills and professional abilities. In order to promote clinical skills in students, the use of new clinical teaching methods seems necessary. Nevertheless, a lot of nursing instructors in Iran use traditional methods to teach nursing skills to the undergraduate nursing students in hospitals.
... nts in hospitals. In this interventional study, we compared the effect of mastery learning method and common learning method on the performance of undergraduate nursing students between 2106-2018. method After receiving written consent, the participants were randomly divided into two groups of intervention and control. Participants' performance in five common intensive care unit (ICU) procedures (i.e. trachea and tracheostomy suction, nasogastric tube feeding, packed cell transfusion, changing set and fluid box, and changing fluid box) was assessed before and after the intervention. The assessment of participants was done by a researcher-made checklist. Data were analyzed using SPSS (version 21). findings: No significant difference in terms of procedures performance was observed between two groups before the intervention (p>o. o5). However, paired t test showed that the scores of the intervention group before and after intervention were significantly different (p<0.05). Conclusion: This study revealed that the implementation of mastery learning method in clinical skills training could be very effective in improving the quality of clinical learning of nursing students. Summary Of Relevance Problem or Issue: The use of new clinical teaching methods seems necessary; however, a lot of nursing instructors in Iran use common learning methods to teach nursing skills to the undergraduate nursing students in hospitals. Applying common learning methods reduced the quality of clinical education in nursing. What is already known: In order to promote clinical skills in students, the use of new clinical teaching methods seems necessary. What this paper adds: The implementation of mastery learning method for teaching clinical skills can