Implementation of the integrated educational model on the cognitive and psychological competence in nursing students

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Nursing Department, School of Nursing and midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.


Introduction: Since the nurse is the most important member of the medical staff, their cognitive and psychological ability to improve the quality of patient care is essential, so, this study was conducted to determine the effect of integrated educational model on cognitive and psychological competence of nursing students.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental research, the designed educational model is a combination of three methods of group discussion, problem solving, and the use of conceptual maps. In this process, the sampling was done at Imam Khomeini Hospital in Kermanshah in the first half of 2017-2018, and 60 nursing students entered the study. The students' information about nursing care was in burn patients and data were analyzed by IBM SPSS 22.
Results: In this study, the mean age of students was 20.54±14.16 years and most of them (55%) were female students. Pretest and posttest scores in cognitive areas were significantly different (Based on frequency and frequency percent). The other results showed that the level of knowledge and cognitive ability of students after intervention was improved (p≤0.05).
Conclusion: The present study demonstrates the effect of integrated training on knowledge and skills of nursing students in burn ward, it is suggested this method can be used in these sections as well as conducting other researches on this approach in various nursing settings.



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