ABSTRACT

Confidence and competency with medication mathematics is imperative yet challenging for many in higher education with regard to the nursing profession. The researchers seek to understand if there is there a difference between the course grades of baccalaureate nursing students based upon the instructional methods of fully face-to-face as compared to fully online self-directed mathematic instruction. Grounded in a self-efficacy theoretical framework, self-directed learning (SDL) techniques were explored in this research piece as well as valuable faculty feedback as it relates to the SDL module. The results indicated that students were more successful with SDL or online mathematic instruction, in addition faculty scored the students as more confident in post mathematical education.

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