Document Type: Original Article
Department of Complementary and Chinese Medicine, School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Clinical Research Unit, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Introduction: Educational environment has a critical effect on the students' learning, performance and innovations.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the perception to problem identification among nursing students in a newly-founded Nursing school in Torbat, Iran.
Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in a newly-founded Nursing School in Torbat. 120 students completed the questionnaire. The Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) was used to evaluate the educational environment.
Results: Mean age of the study population was 20.81±1.55 yrs with a female/male ratio of 1.22. The mean total score of the DREEM scale was 115.67±12.4 out of 200. The mean score of all subscales of the DREEM questionnaire were "positive perception" except for the students' self-perception domain that had many negative aspects.
Conclusion: In this study the students' self-perception was not favorable according to the DREEM scale and was identified as "need to be changed and improved" in our newly-founded nursing school. Having a schedule to train nursing students and providing friendly, supportive and comfortable atmosphere can improve the educational environment.