Research and Development of Instructional Model using Team-based Learning, with the use of Professional Learning Community enhancing Nursing Students’ Problem-solving Skills in Nursing.


  • Krongthong Aomsin Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok, Faculty of Nursing
  • Patcharee Watthanachai Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Bangkok, Faculty of Nursing


Instructional model, Professional learning community, Team-based learning, Problem-solving skill


Introduction: Learning management to produce nurses should be an active learning management for students to achieve real learning. This will lead to the ability to solve nursing problems in the future.

Research objectives: This study aimed to develop and evaluate the instructional model to enhance nursing students’ problem-solving skills in nursing.  

Research methodology: The study used a research and development (R&D) design.  Based on a professional learning community and team-based learning, there were 3 steps including:  1) situaional analysis, 2) development and implementation, and 3) evaluation of the instructional model.  A purporsive sampling method was used to select participants including 3 pediatric nursing instructors and 161 third-year nursing students, Boromajonani College of Nursing Bangkok. Data were collected using a teaching and learning observation; learning outcome form; focus group interview guide for data collection tools; lesson plan of instructional model for enhancing nursing students’ problem-solving skills in nursing for prototype tool; and test of problem-solving skills in nursing; and achievement assessment test for outcome measuring tools. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, content analysisม and paired t-test.             

Results:  Findings were as follows. The instructional model using team-based learning and professional learning community on nursing students’ problem-solving skills in nursing included 4 components including 1) key concepts, 2) objectives, 3) teaching and learning process, and 4) evaluation.  The effects of using instructional model showed that at follow-up,  nursing students’ problem-solving skill score  was statistically significantly higher  than at baseline (t=-13.05, p<.001). Moreover, nursing students’ satisfaction score on instructional model was at a high level (gif.latex?\dot{x} = 4.39, SD = .62). 

Conclusions: The instructional model can enhance nursing students’ problem-solving skills in nursing.

Implications: The instructional model is appropriate for classroom teaching and it helps promote a supportive atmosphere for group learning.


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Aomsin K, Watthanachai P. Research and Development of Instructional Model using Team-based Learning, with the use of Professional Learning Community enhancing Nursing Students’ Problem-solving Skills in Nursing. JHNR [Internet]. 2022 Aug. 1 [cited 2023 Jan. 28];38(2):35-47. Available from:



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