Nursing students’ perceptions of educational environnement: A Moroccan multicentre study

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Ali Ikrou, Khadija Guejdad, Redouane Abouqal, Jihane Belayachi


This study aimed to evaluate nursing, midwives and other healthcare students’ perceptions of their educational environment in Morocco using Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM). This multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted during the academic year 2018/2019. At the public nurse education institutes in Morocco. The sample included 2111 nursing, midwives and other healthcare students. A set of socio-demographic criteria were collected, and the version of Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure questionnaire was used to evaluate the educational environment in academic institutions. The overall mean DREEM score was found to be more positive than negative. The five subscales’ scores showed that students had a more positive perception of teaching and believed that their teachers were taking steps on their right way to become role models. regarding the academic side, students revealed their feelings of being more on the positive side but there are many problems in the atmosphere that require changes. They also denoted that the faculty was not too bad place. The nationality of the students, their residency with or away from their parents, their degree and option of study were all factors influencing DREEM ratings. Our survey covered 95 % of institutes, and included one of the largest samples of the undergraduate student. Students had more positive than negative impressions of their educational environment. Students in their first-year, in options other than nursing, as well as students living away from parents' residence, particularly international students were more likely to be satisfied with their educational environment.

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