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Academic performance of nursing students in anatomy and physiology before, during and after a stability period of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 has drastically disrupted nursing education globally. The present study demonstrated that the mean class average of anatomy and physiology midterms and final examinations during synchronous online teaching was significantly higher (P<0.001) compared with face-to-face teaching. However, the class average and GPA were not different between faceto-face and hybrid/flex teaching. Virtual teaching of these subjects also significantly (P<0.001) increased the students’ GPA in both courses during Covid-19 compared to before and after a stability period of Covid-19. The present study demonstrates that due to a strict lockdown and self-isolation, students either spent more time studying these subjects or took advantage of the lack of online supervision of their exams which may have increased their class average and GPA.

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Presented on May 25-29, 2022 at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Annual Conference held in Greater Ft. Lauderdale - Broward County Convention Center and Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA.

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