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International Journal of Practical Nursing

Volume  8, Issue 1, January – April 2020, Pages 25-28


Original Article

A Study to Determine Learning Style Preferences Among Nursing Students at Selected College of Nursing, Ratnagiri, Maharastra
Meenaxi R Devangamath
Principal, Yash Foundation’s College of Nursing and Medical Research Institute, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra 415639, India.
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Background: Every individual prefers different learning styles and techniques. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the
other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix. Nor or anybody’s styles fixed. Objectives: To determine different learning styles among the nursing
students. Methodology: A descriptive survey was under taken among the 35 under graduate nursing students at Yash foundations college of Nursing, Ratnagiri, Maharastra. Non probability convenient sampling technique was used to draw the samples. Modified VARK learning style assessment scale was used to collect the data. Descriptive statistics is used for the analysis of results. Results: The findings of the present study reveal that, students use different learning styles according to their knowledge, preferences and sources available with them. Students have not given any one style more preferable than other styles and they use all the learning styles according to situations and their learning needs. Conclusion: Knowledge about students learning needs and preferences is importance task of any teacher and it helps to prepare the learning content for the students to reach them very easily.
Keywords: Learning styles; Nursing students; Visual; Auditory; Kinesthetic.

Corresponding Author : Meenaxi R Devangamath