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Comparing Saudi Students’ Academic Performance Before and After Implementing E-Learning During The Covid-19 Pandemic in the Adult Nursing Course: A Mixed-Methods Study Dr. Sharifah Alsayed1 College of Nursing King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Dr. Ebtsam Aly Abou Hashish2 College of Nursing K

Sharifah Abdulmuttalib Alsayed, Ebtsam Aly Abou Hashish, Sajida Agha, Tarig Mohamed.


Background and Aims:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s-imposed lockdown, e-learning was widely implemented to continue educational plans. Similarly, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) has implemented e-learning in all programs. This study compared nursing students’ academic performance in an adult nursing course before and after the implementation of e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is a mixed-method design in which both quantitative and qualitative data are collected. Conve¬nience sampling was employed in the quantitative part, while purposive sampling was used in the qualitative part. A total of 140 students were included by comparing their academic grades in two semesters before and after implementing e-learning, while the qualitative part was conducted through focus groups using semi-structured interviews with 12 participants. Inferential statistics and content analysis were done for quantitative and qualitative data, respectively.

The academic transcripts showed higher grades in the theoretical domain with e-learning compared to on-campus, with a significant difference (t = -11.6, p

Key words: Nursing students, e-learning, academic performance, Covid-19

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