Benefits, Obstacles and Satisfaction of Blended Learning as Perceived by Nursing Students in Nursing Pathophysiology

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Pornsiri Phipatanapanit
Chuenjit Junsawang


This descriptive study aimed to investigate the benefits, obstacles, and satisfaction with blended learning in second-year nursing students who attended the pathophysiology course. Purposive sampling was used to recruit 161 nursing students to respond to the question in the demographic characteristics, usefulness of the blended learning questionnaires, satisfaction with the blended learning, and open-end question about the barrier of blended learning. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics for quantitative data and the content analysis method for qualitative data. The results showed that the majority of nursing students perceived a high level of usefulness on blended learning (Mean=4.13), high level of satisfaction with blended learning (Mean=4.11), and found barriers toward blended learning into four categories 1) network access 2) volume and complexity of content 3) communication limit and 4) work overload. This study indicated that blended learning was beneficial for nursing students. Blended learning can help them to review the lesson’s content as their needs and improve their learning skill, responsibility, and learning satisfaction. Therefore, blended learning should be used for the nursing student in the future which the instructors should be a plan at both the course and university level. It also includes consultations between teachers and students to reduce obstacles that may arise during blended learning.


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Phipatanapanit P, Junsawang C. Benefits, Obstacles and Satisfaction of Blended Learning as Perceived by Nursing Students in Nursing Pathophysiology. NJPH (วารสาร พ.ส.) [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 26 [cited 2022 Sep. 28];32(1):126-38. Available from:


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