Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
The purpose of this study was to analyze student perceptions of the online and face-to-face bioscience laboratory experiences in Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology. The study took place at a community college in a rural geographic area and data were collected from associate degree seeking first and second year nursing students via a survey questionnaire and student focus groups in addition to archival enrollment and graduate data. The research study was guided by the following questions: What are nursing student perceptions concerning the impact of Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology bioscience laboratory experiences on the transfer of knowledge to nursing education? What are nursing student perceptions of the impact of the Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology laboratory on the transfer of knowledge to future nursing courses? What are nursing student perceptions of the impact of the Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology laboratory on the transfer of knowledge to future nursing practicum experiences? Archival data was used to determine if there was any correlation between Anatomy and Physiology and/or Microbiology laboratory experiences and nursing student graduation success from the nursing program. Analysis of the data supported the conclusion that nursing students perceive that they transfer knowledge to their nursing education, courses and practice when in face-to-face bioscience laboratory sections. Although the numbers were low, findings suggested these students have a higher graduation rate.;Keywords: bioscience, face-to-face laboratory, knowledge transfer, nursing education, online laboratory, student perceptions.
Folger, Deborah K., "Bioscience Laboratory: Online and Face-to-Face Laboratory Experiences in Requisite Biosciences for Nursing At a Community College" (2011). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 4713.