Nursing Teaching and Learning Management with Blended Learning in New Normal Era


  • Aree Cheevakasemsook Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Nonthaburi, Thailand


Management, Teaching and learning, Nursing, Blended learning, New Normal Era


Introduction: In the new normal era, everyone lives his life in different ways from the past because of the necessity for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic continues to last, and it is unpredictable when it will end. This change affects nursing teaching and learning at both undergraduate and graduate levels as well as professional nurses’ competence development. The change also results in the necessity to transform face-to-face learning into blended learning, which comprises both face-to-face and online learning. Blended learning can help facilitate achievement of expected learning outcomes through effective classroom teaching, better prepare learners and improve learners’ enthusiasm, enhance 21th century skills, promote a variety of creative teaching strategies, and use less paper. Objectives: This article aims to illustrate nursing teaching and learning via blended learning in this age, Key issues: This teaching and learning style starts with describing how changes in the new normal era affected nursing teaching and learning, through to defining the blended learning concept, analyzing its advantages and applications, and depicting a case study of nursing teaching and learning management with this strategy. Conclusions: Blended learning has become a suitable teaching and learning method in the present time when there are limitations on the usual solely face-to-face teaching and learning approach. Implications: However, even though this learning style provides several benefits, both teachers and learners should improve their capabilities in information and communication technology; online communication; and flexible teaching and learning management for safety purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Cheevakasemsook อ. Nursing Teaching and Learning Management with Blended Learning in New Normal Era. JHNR [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 9 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];37(1):25-37. Available from:



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