Mahendra Kumar, Shelly, Binal Joshi* and Ankita Singh
Background: COVID 19 outbreak miens critical concern to global education system across the world. The closure of universities has left billions of students behind. Nursing educators and students relied on technology to continue learning online during the pandemic. However, online education is hampered by the lack of networks, power, infrastructure such as inaccessible and lack of digital skills. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on nursing education.
Objectives: 1. To assess the perception regarding impact of corona pandemic on nursing education, limitations of E-learning and required modifications among nursing educators. 2. To find out the association between perception of nursing educators with their socio-demographic variables. Material and methods: Data were collected through a Google form consisting of self-structured Likert scale on perceptions of nursing educators. The Subdomains of the perception were impact of COVID-19 outbreak on Nursing education, Limitations of e-learning and essential modifications required. The data collected were analyzed and interpreted. Result: of the study revealed that the corona outbreak has adversely impacted nursing education and urgent need to implement effective e-learning teaching learning strategies of nursing educators to understand their perception and issues they are facing during eclasses to foster teaching, student’s satisfaction, and achievement of educational outcomes. Conclusion: The process of imparting education has seen a sea change during the threat of the COVID pandemic. Besides, technology is affecting every side of society and changing it regularly. Challenges in the E-learning context shows the requirement for up-gradation in institutional technology infrastructure and teacher’s capacity building training to improve technological expertise.