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Background and Purpose: Despite the known effect of problem-based learning, there are still many challenges against its being replaced with the conventional methods. This research was conducted to find out the students’ experiences of the modified problem-based learning (MPBL) combined with working in small groups. Methods and Materials: In this qualitative study, 35 nursing students participated. The course of Pediatric Nursing was instructed to the students by the modified problem-based learning method and working in small groups. There were 35 semi-structured and 6 group-oriented interviews, which were analyzed by content analysis method. Results: Findings demonstrated that MPBL was associated with experiences of thinking, research, self–regulation, motivation and barriers. Barriers were its being time-consuming, difference of attitudes among group members and their resistance against change. Conclusion: Based on the results, MPBL is effective in reinforcing the learning mechanisms.