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Transforming Nursing Education Through Problem-Based Education by Elizabeth Rideout, PhD, RN; Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2001; 345 pages; $25.00
This book represents a collaborative project of faculty members at the McMaster University School of Nursing where problem-based learning (PBL) has been used in all nursing courses since the mid-1970s. Thus, the information presented includes the experiences of the faculty authors as well as an analysis of the literature.
The beginning chapters make the case for the importance of PBL in nursing education. Conclusions drawn from the reviewed literature indicate that students from conventional curricula did better on standardized examinations than did those from PBL programs, but learners from PBL curricula were rated somewhat better in their …