Background: E-learning is playing a crucial role during the COVID-19 pandemic, it aims to help instructors, schools, and universities to facilitate student learning during periods of universities and schools’ closure. Besides, E-learning can help ensure continuous learning during this Coronavirus pandemic. The study aimed to assess the practice and attitude of nursing students towards electronic learning during the COVID-19 pandemic at Hafr Al Batin City. A cross-sectional study was performed from 17 July until 1 September 2020. Respondent: 140 nursing students at College of Applied Medical Science, Hafr Al Batin University from all study levels. An online questionnaire was used by the researchers to obtain the necessary data. This tool comprises three parts. Part 1: socio-demographic questionnaire such as sex, age, level of education, and student experience on electronic learning. Part 2: the practice of nursing students towards electronic learning during COVID-19 pandemic. Part 3: attitude of nursing students towards electronic learning during COVID-19 pandemic.
Result: Slightly less than three-quarters of students (71.4 %) had prepared for the lecture by opening the internet and the blackboard at least ten minutes before. Also, 65.7% of the students had participated in educational activities during the lecture with the course professor. 54.3% of the students disagreed that E-learning is useful for practical courses. 47.1% of students strongly agreed that online class saved time and 27.1% of them strongly agreed that they were bothered by the lecture on the internet because of the internet problem.
Conclusion: This study revealed that nursing students had prepared themselves well to practice E-learning during COVID 19 pandemic. The respondents in our study agree that E-learning is effective in increasing knowledge and is highly accepted but they disagreed that E-learning is useful for practical courses.