Exploring British and Finnish preregistration nursing students’ experiences of learning emergency and acute care nursing through a collaborative online international (COIL) classroom

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Cunningham, S. and Partanen, A. 2023. Exploring British and Finnish preregistration nursing students’ experiences of learning emergency and acute care nursing through a collaborative online international (COIL) classroom. Advances in Online Education: A Peer-Reviewed Journal. 1 (2), pp. 108-120.
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TitleExploring British and Finnish preregistration nursing students’ experiences of learning emergency and acute care nursing through a collaborative online international (COIL) classroom
AuthorsCunningham, S. and Partanen, A.
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Background: This case study describes the development and evaluation of a collaborative online international learning (COIL) nursing collaboration between Finland and UK in ‘Care of the Acutely Ill Patient’. Aim: The aim was to plan and deliver an online programme of learning experiences on a shared rofessional subject with mixedinternational students, then evaluate this learning experience with a view to expanding or extending it in future as a core element of our nursing programmes. Method: A steering group led the design format of this short course, aligning it to each university’s curriculum and professional goals. Then, a teaching team devised the learning materials and learning sessions. Finally, the steering group evaluated the course. In total there were 38 student participants (Finland n=21, UK n=17). Results: 80 per cent (n= 20) of students felt that their understanding of the subject had increased as a result of taking the course. In total 64 per cent (n=16) felt that the course had enabled them to gain skills to help their future career development. Perceptions of working in mixed international groups was diverse, with challenges of communication, time and perceptions of what constituted ‘group work’ between UK and Finnish students. Learning new nursing aspects from teachers and peers as well as sharing ideas from another country in a novel way was perceived as beneficial and overall ‘uplifting’. Conclusion: This COIL has significant strengths but also some challenges. The outcomes of this case study point to its potential and value within nursing and other professional programmes.

KeywordsCOIL, nursing education, course design, virtual exchange
Sustainable Development Goals10 Reduced inequalities
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHenry Stewart Publications
JournalAdvances in Online Education: A Peer-Reviewed Journal
ISSN
Electronic2755-1377
Publication dates
Online01 Mar 2023
Print01 Jan 2023
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Nov 2022
Accepted10 Oct 2022
Completed25 Nov 2022
Output statusPublished
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© Henry Stewart Publications 2755-1377 (2022). The published article is reproduced in the Middlesex University Research Repository with permission.
The article is published in Advances in Online Education: A Peer-Reviewed Journal, citation: Cunningham, Sheila and Partanen, Anna-Kaisa (2023, January 1). Exploring British and Finnish pre-registration nursing students’ experiences of learning emergency and acute care nursing through a collaborative online international classroom. In the Advances in Online Education: A Peer-Reviewed Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2.

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