Document Type : Original Article



BACKGROUND: The nationwide coronavirus (COVID‑19) pandemic and ensuing lockdown has
enforced institutions crosswise India to provisionally close to inhibit the spread of the virus and
started online learning for students. To measure the level of satisfaction of nursing students with
online learning and to identify the barriers which restrict to online learning.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The current study adopted quantitative research approach with an
online survey research design and carried out during May–June 2020. Participants were selected
through a web‑based survey (Google form), in which 219 students enrolled. Self‑structured
questionnaire with the Likert scale was used to measure the level of satisfaction of nursing students
with online learning and identify the barriers which restrict online learning. The descriptive and
inferential statistics were used for the analysis in which 219 participants were enrolled in the study
of data with IBM SPSS version 20.
RESULTS: Majority of student’s participants 148 (67.57%) were extremely satisfied with online
learning. The findings suggest that the highest barriers which restrict to online learning among
nursing students is low voice and language clarity (2.16 ± 0.593), physical health barriers such as
eye strain (2.43 ± 0.613), reliability and connectivity problem (2.26 ± 0.534). Among all demographic
data, age is significantly associated with the level of satisfaction of online learning.
CONCLUSIONS: The study data indicated that maximum students were extremely satisfied the with
online learning and among barriers which effect online learning is low voice and language clarity,
reliability and connectivity problem, physical health barriers such as eye strain.


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