Satisfaction among the nursing teachers with web-based teaching during COVID-19: a cross-sectional survey

Sushma Kumari Saini, Sukhpal Kaur, Nitasha Sharma, Geetanjli Kalyan, Karobi Das


Background: The outbreak of COVID 19 led to the closure of all educational institutions worldwide. The teachers and students had to face a number of challenges because of the sudden change in the educational system and to ensure safety of public. To assess the satisfaction of nursing teachers with Web-Based teaching after the shift from traditional teaching to online teaching in the COVID 19 and related restrictions

Methods: An online survey was conducted amongst the teachers working in various nursing colleges in the Northern region of India. Standarized scale, an Online Faculty Satisfaction Survey (OFSS) consisting of 36 questions was used to collect the data through google form. The teachers were provided the online link on their WhatsApp or email to fill-up the questionnaire. One hundred fifty-nine teachers responded back. Ethical aspects were given due considerations.

Results: The mean age (years) ±S.D. of the participants was 34±10.1. Maximum (96.2) were females. Majority (93.1) of the teachers were satisfied with online teaching. Only 3.8% teachers were highly satisfied with online teaching. Around 3/4th agreed that they are satisfied with the online environment's flexibility and that the technology for online teaching is reliable. The most liked features/advantages were the ability to take courses even in this global pandemic. The least liked feature/disadvantages were poor connectivity in remote areas, technical problems, unsafe and losing personal information, lack of face-to-face interaction, and difficulty assessing students' response and attention.

Conclusions: Most of the teachers were satisfied with online teaching though few reported about connectivity problems. There is a need to develop various institutional mechanisms viz structured training, technical support, and effective online evaluation systems to run the online educational system properly.


COVID-19, E–learning, Flexible teaching, Remote working, Global pandemic, Learning, Online teaching learning

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