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Background: The development of innovative and technology-aligned learning media is a necessary solution for nursing students. Students require access to interactive, practical, and easily accessible learning resources. An application that can facilitate students' learning in nursing diagnosis for surgical nursing, such as Virtual Nursing Diagnosis (VND), is needed. This study focuses on the development of the VND application specifically designed for the Surgical Nursing Care course.
Patients and methods: The research is a Research and Development (R&D) study involving 253 nursing students from Aceh Health Polytechnic. A needs analysis was conducted to identify the difficulties faced by students in applying nursing diagnoses to topics related to surgical nursing, particularly the cardiovascular system. Based on the findings of the needs analysis, it was discovered that students face difficulties in determining nursing problems. Therefore, the VND application was developed with features such as assessment forms, assessment tools, disease pathology, and nursing diagnoses. Additionally, the application is equipped with competency tests on interesting nursing cases that are user-friendly for students.
Results: The research results indicate that the VND application has received positive feedback from 253 students who have used it in real classroom environments. The application is user-friendly, efficient in performing nursing diagnoses, and provides available nursing case questions. VND application provides an interactive, innovative, and effective learning tool for understanding nursing diagnoses while enhancing accessibility and flexibility through mobile-based learning. The application equips students with the necessary skills to apply nursing diagnoses in real-world surgical medical practice.
Conclusion: the VND application significantly contributes to the development of nursing education. It not only improves understanding of nursing diagnoses but also provides an engaging and interactive learning experience. It is hoped that the use of the VND application in surgical nursing education can be an effective and innovative solution to enhance competency in applying nursing diagnoses in clinical practice.