Learning and Teaching Online in Nursing Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Nursing education management during the outbreak of COVID-19 requires a completely online learning method. Fully online learning methods have been initiated in response to social distancing measures that aim to reduce the spread of the disease. Nursing colleges, under the Praboromajanok Institute, has adapted their learning management and has chosen proper online applications to conduct teaching and learning, both in the theory sessions and nursing practice. The purpose of online learning is to assist the students to participate in classroom activities and to develop their nursing skills to achieve the standards and learning objectives of the Nursing curriculum. Teachers and students must have a mutual agreement on a systematic teaching plan. Initiating online classrooms must have proper planning which includes preparation for instructors, learners, equipment, and proper applications. Course selection, methods, and the process of online teaching should take into consideration the ability of the students to participate in online learning. The purpose of this article is to disseminate the guidelines for online learning in nursing education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The content includes a summary of the impacts on the nursing education system, teaching strategics in nursing, preparing education institutions both instructor and learners, online learning programs, as well as the benefits and limitations of online learning, and authentic assessments of online learning.