Nursing Students Perception of E-learning during COVID-19 Pandemic; A Literature Review


  • Mohammad R. AlOsta
  • Inaam A. Khalaf



e-learning, COVID-19 pandemic, learning environment, nursing students, students satisfaction, and students engagement.


Background: E-learning has expanded recently in response to the social distance measures during
COVID-19 pandemic. A part of the learning process is evaluating its effectiveness and impact on learners.
Aim: to examine nursing students’ perceptions of e-learning during COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: A literature search to identify publications on perceptions of e-learning was conducted via three
Conclusion: Sixty five articles were included and reviewed. The articles addressed the following: (1)
benefits of e-learning, (2) drawbacks and challenges (3) Students’ interaction, (4) e-learning environment
(5) students’ engagement and satisfaction, (6) e-learning during COVID-19 pandemic, and (7) Clinical
training during COVID-19 pandemic. Shifting to E-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has many
benefits that positively impact student health status and learning outcome, although it has several drawbacks
and barriers that can affect the learning process quality. Finally, implementing e-learning is not an easy
task; higher education institutions should consider several factors to provide the students with an efficient
learning process

Author Biographies

Mohammad R. AlOsta

RN, PhD, Specialty Hospital, Amman, Jordan, 

Inaam A. Khalaf

Professor, School of Nursing, the University of Jordan, Amman,




How to Cite

Mohammad R. AlOsta, & Inaam A. Khalaf. (2021). Nursing Students Perception of E-learning during COVID-19 Pandemic; A Literature Review. Medico Legal Update, 21(4), 269–277.