Effects of changing the chemistry lab from cookbook to inquiry: A new nursing chemistry lab approach

A nursing chemistry laboratory was taught in traditional verification style and students were surveyed to assess their perceptions of the educational goals of the laboratory (Fall 2008). A literature review resulted in a more discovery based laboratory manual and an analysis of the needs of nurses resulted in more application based activities. This new format was implemented (Fall 2009) and the students will be surveyed to assess their perceptions of the educational goals of the laboratory at the end of the semester and compared to the previous semester. Preliminary student response to the lab format is positive.
Authors: 
Jessica B Rogers
Author Affiliation: 
Department of Math and Physical Sciences Lubbock Christian University Lubbock TX United States