Evaluation of clinical education status from the viewpoints of nursing students

Mardani Hamooleh, Marjan. and Heidari, Hayedeh. and Changiz, Tahereh. (2011) Evaluation of clinical education status from the viewpoints of nursing students. Iranian Journal of Medical Education, 10 (4).


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Introduction: Researching the current status of clinical education guarantees development of nursing profession in future. The aim of this study is to assess clinical education status from the viewpoints of nursing students. Methods: In a descriptive cross-sectional study in Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences in 2008, 133 nursing students (in clerkship and internship course) were selected through convenience sampling. A researcher made questionnaire including 33 questions about strengths and weaknesses of clinical education was distributed among the samples. Data were analyzed by SPSS software through descriptive and analytical statistics. Results: The mean and standard deviation of scores for clinical education status were 3.49±.78 and 3.14±.6 according to clerkship and internship students, respectively. The most important strength point in clinical education was for “students awareness of clinical evaluation at the beginning of practical period” with mean score of 4.64(clerkships) and 4.27(internships); and the most important weakness point was for “ the ward not cooperating with the students” with mean score of 1.4 and “inappropriate coordination of theoretical learning with clinical practice”(mean score of 2.1). Conclusion: Clinical education quality was estimated to be moderate. Improving positive aspects and modifying the weaknesses is an effective step in promotion of clinical education. Also, one may suggest education authorities to make an appropriate clinical learning environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: Clinical education, nursing student, evaluation
Subjects: WY Nursing > Nursing Education WY.18
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Social Determinants of Health Research Center
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 06:14
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 09:13
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5962

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