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5th Edition of

Singapore Nursing Research Conference

March 24-26, 2025 | Singapore

Nursing 2022


Speaker at Singapore Nursing Research Conference 2022 - Balamurugan
Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education and Research, India
Title: Online learning Indian nurses perception


Online learning: Indian nurses’ perception Background: The field of healthcare is constantly evolving and improving through advancements in technology and knowledge. Continuing Education (CE) will help healthcare professionals to keep them up-to-date. Conventionally the CEs for nurses are delivered in an in-person mode in India, and this mode of delivery could not reach as many as nurses in India. Hence Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses (ISPN) has developed an online module (Mental Status ExaminationMSE) as a pilot to assess the perception of Indian Nurses towards online learning. Method: The Moodle cloud platform is used to design this module. This module covers different aspects of MSE in 32 videos with a total duration of 67.8 mins, ranging from 0.18 to 7.02 min. An email in this regard was sent to all the members of ISPN India. Similar emails were sent to the delegates, who attended the annual ISPN India national conferences during the year 2018, 2019, and 2020. An online Pre-test, post-test and Learner’s perception survey were conducted. Results: From March 2018 to August 2021, around 513 learners underwent this module. There is a significant improvement in the knowledge of the learners from pre-test (7.245 ± 2.642) to post-test (8.181 ± 2.256, t = 6.205, P < 0.001). One-fourth of the learners felt that online learning is equally effective when compared to regular classrooms in terms of convenience, meeting individual needs, communication in class, sense of community, and promotion of student participation. More than half of the learners preferred a combined class format with online and regular classrooms. Take Away Notes: • The main learning from this project is even though online learning becoming more popular, hardly 25% of the learners felt this mode is as effective as the conventional classroom method. • This understanding may help the audience (Nurse Educators, Managers, Administrators etc.) to design more interactive learning courses. • The hybrid mode i.e. online and offline may be preferred over only online.


Dr G Balamurugan, Registrar (Administration) & HoD-Department of Mental Health Nursing, Ramaiah Institute of Nursing Education and Research, Bangalore India graduated BSc (N) in 1997 from Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai; MSc in Mental Health Nursing in 2006 from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, Karnataka and PhD in Nursing in 2016 from The Indian Nursing Council’s National Consortium. He is the Joint secretary for ISPN; Editor for the Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing. He has published 46 research articles in national and international journals; been invited as Speaker for 83 conferences/workshops.