The Effects of Journaling on the Perception of the Overall Course Experience of Community College Nursing Students
While many educational tools are used by teachers to improve the effectiveness of the teaching-leaning process, research is seldom done on whether these education tools and strategies effect the students’ perception of the overall course experience. The goal of this research is to examine the effects of journaling on the perception of overall course experience of nursing students at a community college as expressed on end-of-course Teacher Evaluation Survey. In this study, 91 volunteer nursing students participated in the study and randomly were divided into experimental and control groups. The experimental groups were assigned journaling exercises, and the control groups an equivalent writing assignment. At the end of the semester, an end of course student evaluation tool was administered to all students. Analysis of results indicated no significant difference in outcomes between the experimental and control groups.