Pandemic COVID-19: Experience of Study from Home for Undergraduated Nursing Students in Rural Areas

Ah Yusuf, Ronal Surya Aditya, Fitriana Kurniasari Solikhah, Setyo Budi Kurniawan, Siti Rozaimah Sheikh Abdullah, Naya Ernawati, Nihayatul Munaa, Erlina Suci Astuti


The pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) forced everyone to adapt, including the students. Universities may be closed, but teaching and learning activities must be continued. The study from Home (SFH) has been heralded to be the solution during this pandemic. A qualitative study was conducted by interviewing nursing undergraduate students in Malang District, Indonesia, to find specific themes related to the effect of SFH on the student’s understanding. The interview was conducted for two weeks, from November 16 to March 30, 2020. A purposive sample of 20 nursing students. Four themes were identified from the data: (1) Bored during SFH, (2) Happy at the beginning and worried about the next, (3) Direct consultation that has not been maximized, and (4) Mass confusion. A total of 13 sub-themes were identified as environment, new atmosphere, stall confide of the past, happiness in the beginning because at home, COVID uncertainty subsided, confusion of the given material, family economic condition, dependence on lecturers, and embarrassed to ask further details Limited quota and complex network, Focus on assignment, Without knowing the details of student understanding, The culture is ashamed to ask questions for fear of disturbing the lecturer. Factors that influence the depression of students during SFH are considered to be helpful to be analyzed to enhance the understanding of student’s condition that will be very important to establish future actions related to SFH



Keywords: Students, Nursing, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Qualitative Research.




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