J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2022 Nov;28(4):368-377. 10.5977/jkasne.2022.28.4.368.

The development and effects of a COVID-19 nursing education program for nursing students

  • 1Graduate Student, Department of Nursing, Graduate School, Kangwon National University
  • 2Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Kangwon National University


This study was conducted to develop and test the effects of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) education program for nursing students.
This study used a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. A total of 71 undergraduate nursing students who had completed a fundamental nursing course and were in their third or fourth year of university participated in this study (experimental group n=38, control group n=33). The COVID-19 education program was developed according to the stages of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation. The program consisted of three weekly sessions that each lasted about two hours. The data were collected from February 26 to March 26, 2022 and were analyzed using the chi-squared, Fisher’s exact, and independent t-tests.
Knowledge about COVID-19, knowledge about personal protective equipment and attitudes toward COVID-19 were not significantly different between the experimental and control groups. However, significant differences were found between the experimental and control groups regarding their confidence in COVID-19 patient nursing care (t=3.02, p=.004).
It was confirmed that the developed program was effective in enhancing the confidence of nursing students in performing nursing for COVID-19. Therefore, it is proposed that the education program developed in this study be used as part of an infection control education program to improve nursing students’ abilities to respond to emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19.


COVID-19; Education; Nursing students; 코로나19; 교육; 간호대학생
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