Nursing students’ viewpoints about problems of clinical education

Heydari, K. and Ali-Sheykhi, R. and Shahbazi, S. and Heydari, M. (2013) Nursing students’ viewpoints about problems of clinical education. Journal of Health and Care, 13 (1).


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Background:Clinical training is fundamental part of nursing education program and causes the student to apply the theoretical knowledge in caring for patients. The nature and duties of nursing in community is such a special issue that doubles the sensitivity of coordination between theoretical courses and clinical services. About half of nursing and midwifery training time is spent on clinical training but there are many factors that affect the process of clinical education. Therefore the aim of this study is assessing the problems of clinical training in nursing students in clinical environments in Nursing and Midwifery faculty of Isfahan. Methods:This descriptive analytical study was performed on 75 nursing students in their last term. A two-part questionnaire included questions on demographic information and factors to assess clinical training problems in six major areas of problems: problems related to learner, clinical instructor, clinical environment, patient, educational program and clinical evaluation. Data analysis was performed in SPSS software. Results:After analyzing the data the following results were obtained: most of the problems were related to the clinical instructor 78%, learners 73%, clinical environment 71%, clinical training program 66%, clinical evaluation 60% and patient-related problems 43%. Conclusions:Results of this article showed that there are problems in clinical training in nursing, especially in fields that are related to learner and clinical instructor. Due to the fact that Clinical Education is the fundamental part of clinical training and in this type of training, students in interaction with instructors and the environment, apply the learned concepts in the clinical field, by understanding nursing and midwifery clinical education problems, the planners will be able to design good educational programs to increase the quality of health services to all people. Therefore, to reach this goal there is a need to more assessment and continuous clinical evaluation processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Clinical training, Students, Nursing, clinical environment
Subjects: WY Nursing > Nursing Education WY.18
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2017 07:42
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 07:42

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