Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
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Transitioning Nursing Students’ Education from Traditional Classroom to Online Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study Applied to the Meleis Trial


Department of Nursing, Near East University Faculty of Health Sciences Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus


Department of Nursing, Gaziantep Islam Science and Technology University Faculty of Health Sciences, Gaziantep, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2021; 29: 124-127
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2021.20090
Read: 1493 Downloads: 608 Published: 01 February 2021

Theories can be used to determine the factors that affect a situation and the most appropriate ways to reach a goal. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has deeply affected nursing education in which had considered a critical factor in the transition of teaching methods that is being and will be experienced. Transition is a process of changing from a known to an unknown state. Personal, community, and social factors can facilitate or prevent a transition. In this study, nursing education as well as nursing students and educators are at the center of these changes and transitions to online learning, which is an institutional (organizational) type of transition. Nursing students understand the level of awareness of an individual, responsibilities that they need to take, changes to be experienced, beginning and expected end time of the transition, critical turning points and important points, impact of the change on daily life, stages of the individual, and reactions during different stages of this process. This article discusses the transition process of a 21-year-old nursing student (initials: MN) from the traditional classroom to online education and the factors affecting this process.

Cite this article as: Jallad, S. T., & Işık, B. (2021). Transitioning nursing students’ education from traditional classroom to online education during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study applied to the meleis trial. Florence Nightingale J Nurs, 29(1), 124-127.

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