Nurse teacher models in clinical education from the perspective of student nurses: A mixed method study
2015 (English)In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 35, no 12, 1289-1294 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Objectives: The aim was to describe and compare the clinical teacher's role in different models of clinical practice from the perspective of student nurses. Design and Settings: The study took place in collaboration with two Swedish universities that applied different educational models in clinical practice. A mixed method approach was used. The quantitative part had a comparative design and the qualitative part had a descriptive design. Participants: The study group consisted of 114 student nurses (response rate 87%). Fifty-three of them had met clinical teachers employed at the university and not participating in the daily clinical work (University Nurse Teachers, UNTs), whilst 61 had met clinical teachers dividing their time between teaching and nursing (Clinical Nurse Teachers, CNTs). Eight students participated in the qualitative part of the study. Methods: A questionnaire including the CLES + T scale was used to ascertain the students' perception of the clinical teacher's role, complemented by interviews directed towards an enrichment of this perception. Results: Students meeting CNTs agreed more strongly than those meeting UNTs that the teacher had the ability to help them integrate theory and practice. Whilst spontaneous meetings between students and CNTs occurred, students mostly met UNTs in seminars. Students meeting UNTs felt alone but did appreciate having someone outside the clinical environment to provide support if they did not get along with their preceptor. Conclusions: In the case of UNTs, it is important that they keep their knowledge of clinical issues updated and visit the clinical placement not only for seminars but also to give students emotional support. In the case of CNTs, it is important that they are members of the faculty at the university, take part in the planning of the clinical courses and are able to explain the learning goals to the students. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 35, no 12, 1289-1294 p.
Nursing education, Clinical education, Mixed methods, Nurse teacher, Student nurse, Triangulation
Health Sciences Nursing
Research subject Nursing Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-40765DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.008ISI: 000365372700025PubMedID: 25846197OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-40765DiVA: diva2:908514