Effect of community-based education on undergraduate nursing students’ skills: a systematic review

Zeydani, Arezoo and Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Foroozan and Abdi, Fatemeh and Hosseini, Meimanat and Zohari-Anboohi, Sima and Skerrett, Victoria (2021) Effect of community-based education on undergraduate nursing students’ skills: a systematic review. BMC Nursing, 20 (1). p. 233. ISSN 1472-6955

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Abstract: Background: Community-based education, as an effective approach to strengthen nurses’ skills in response to society’s problems and needs has increased in nursing education programs. The aim of this study was to review the effect of community-based education on nursing students’ skills. Methods: For this systematic review, ProQuest, EMBASE, Scopus, PubMed/ MEDLINE, Cochran Library, Web of Science, CINAHL and Google Scholar were searched up to February 2021. The methodological quality of the studies was assessed using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT). Seventeen studies were included in this systematic review. Inclusion criteria included articles published in English and were original articles. Results: In all studies, undergraduate nursing students’ skills were improved by participation in a community-based education program. Community-based education enhances professional skills, communication skills, self-confidence, knowledge and awareness, and critical thinking skills and teamwork skills in undergraduate nursing students. Conclusions: Community-based education should be used as an effective and practical method of training capable nurses to meet the changing needs of society, to improve nurses ‘skills and empower them to address problems in society.

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Additional Information: ** From Springer Nature via Jisc Publications Router ** History: received 05-10-2021; accepted 03-11-2021; registration 04-11-2021; pub-electronic 18-11-2021; online 18-11-2021; collection 12-2021. ** Licence for this article: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-021-00755-4
3 November 2021Accepted
18 November 2021Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Research, Education, Community-based, Skill, Student, Nursing
Subjects: CAH02 - subjects allied to medicine > CAH02-04 - nursing and midwifery > CAH02-04-01 - nursing (non-specific)
Divisions: Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
SWORD Depositor: JISC PubRouter
Depositing User: JISC PubRouter
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2021 11:28
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2021 11:28
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12436

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