Author:Naveeda Iqbal

Naveeda Iqbal


Program of Masters & PhD in Nursing
Faculty of Engineering
University of Health Sciences Lahore



•••Experiences of MScN Students Regarding the Quality and Relevance of Curriculum to their Nursing Profession

Abstract Introduction Curriculum innovation and revision is a recurrent theme in nursing literature for the development of proficient nursing leaders, manager and clinicians to cope with continuously changing health system, hence, the Nursing institutes are striving to make the students' learning experiences engaging and meaningful by using the best available evidences. For that reason, structured, innovative and operational curriculum framework is required to improve learning outcomes and satisfaction of these programs by their graduates. This study refers to the experiences and interactions of MSc nursing students with their curriculum in Public Sector Health University of Lahore in term of its quality and relevance with their Nursing profession. Purpose of the Study This study have a purpose to explore experiences of students with curriculum and their considerations regarding its strengths and weakness which is highly linked with their learning outcomes. The study further explored the assessment of quality of curriculum and its relevancy with nursing profession as described the students in their interviews. Research Methodology The projected study design for this investigation was qualitative phenomenological design. A sample of 20 MScN students were decided to include in the study. However, this study got saturation with 07 participants. To justify the sample size further 3 participants were interviewed. So by including 05 participants from pilot testing, total 15 participants were interviewed to complete the phenomenon. Findings and Discussion Majority of the MSc nursing students of the public sector university showed feelings of dissatisfaction with their curriculum. From student views data analysis generated six common themes which are, (1) Un-specified objectives, (2) Content focused curriculum (3) Theory practice gap (4) Teacher centred Pedagogy, (5) Evaluation system discrepancies (6) Curriculum revision &Uniform curriculum. Conclusion It is concluded that the majority of the students were not satisfied with their curriculum and have a strong desire to identify essential gaps and incorporate necessary changes helpful for making them successful nursing leaders by persistent revision and alignment of existing curriculum.  


TITLE - Experiences of MScN Students Regarding the Quality and Relevance of Curriculum to their Nursing Profession
AUTHOR - Naveeda Iqbal
••••••IJSER Edition - October 2019

UNIVERSITY - University of Health Sciences Lahore
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