Perception of third year nursing students Batch 2007 regarding their related learning experience in the operating room of De La Salle University Medical Center

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Students, Nursing, Learning, Operating Rooms


This study used a descriptive quantitative design. The respondents were composed of 180 Bachelor of Science in Nursing Batch 2007 students of De La Salle Health Sciences Campus, who were rotated in the Operating Room (OR) Complex of De La Salle University Medical Center (DLSUMC), comprising 63% of the total population of 287 students and selected using purposive sampling technique. Data was obtained using a self-made checklist type of questionnaire and analyzed through frequency distribution, percentage, mean, f-test ratio (ANOVA), t-test of the independent means and Slovin’s formula. The following conclusions were formulated: 1) Most of the respondents were 19-20 years old, female, and rotated to the operating room twice during their related learning experience in DLSUMC OR Complex; 2) Most of the respondents had a good perception with regards to their related learning experience in the DLSUMC OR Complex. Specifically, the respondents exemplified the value of respect to other members of the health care team in terms of interpersonal experience. They were equipped with the basic knowledge in terms of cognitive experience. They have adequately but not perfectly applied their knowledge from the classroom, books and past experiences in the operating room in terms of technical experience. Generally, the interpersonal, cognitive and technical experience of the respondents during their exposure in the OR Complex yielded a fine learning experience; 3) There were no significant differences in the perception of nursing students Batch 2007 in terms of interpersonal and cognitive experience when grouped according to age, gender and number of exposures. There was a significant difference when the students were grouped according to gender in terms of technical experience. Females had a higher technical experience than males. Gender is a factor that affects learning.

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