Objective: During the pandemic, laboratory education of applied courses has been carried out through distance education with previously-known, valid methods. One of these methods is video teaching and concept maps. This study aimed to examine the results of and student satisfaction from using concept maps as an assessment method in video-based distance surgical nursing laboratory education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Method: This study used a cross-sectional study design. The study was conducted with the second-year nursing students of a four-year faculty in the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The study sample consisted of 182 second-year nursing students. The students were divided into 11 small groups on the digital education platform. They were shown a total of six different videos, in one-video-a-day fashion, about perioperative nursing approaches within the scope of surgical nursing laboratory practice. They were asked to create a concept map explaining the applications presented during each video teaching and upload it to the system using the homework tab of the distance learning system. The students were asked to evaluate their education through an online questionnaire. Each concept map was scored by the instructors within the framework of the template map prepared previously.
Results: The students' total scores from the concept maps were high, but the scores from the Hierarchy, Examples, and Cross Links sections in all of the maps they created were statistically lower than the scores from the Proposition section (p<0.05). Also, their scores from the first map they created and their general satisfaction were lower (p<0.05).
Conclusion: In this study, it was found that the use of concept maps as an assessment method in video-based distance surgical nursing laboratory education affected student success and satisfaction positively. Concept maps are considered to be an appropriate method even for crowded classes when planned well.
Key Words: Nursing Education, Concept Map, Distance Education, COVID-19 Pandemic