Clinical Education from the perspective of nursing students of North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences and the amount of interest and understanding of their field of study in academic year 2008-09

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Mitra Hashami 1 , * , Azam Saeedi 2 , Zainab Sheergholami 2 , Mahdi Khankolabi 3

1 M.Sc of statistic, research affair, vice chancellery for educational , North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

2 Nursing student, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

3 Lecturer, M.Sc of health education, Health faculty , North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

How to Cite: Hashami M , Saeedi A , Sheergholami Z , Khankolabi M . Clinical Education from the perspective of nursing students of North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences and the amount of interest and understanding of their field of study in academic year 2008-09, Educ Res Med Sci. 2012 ; 1(1):e77184.

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Educational Research in Medical Sciences: 1 (1); e77184
Published Online: May 06, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: November 22, 2011
Accepted: March 18, 2012
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Abstract

Introduction: Clinical training is the heart of the professional teaching in nursing field because it takes over half of a training time of nursing students, and it is the basis of their professional skills acquisition, and it should always be evaluated to improve its quality condition. The object of this study is searching the clinical training condition from the nursing student's point of view and finding their interests and knowledge of their own major in Medical Science Faculty in the north of Khorasan.

Methods: This research is an analytic-descriptive study that was done on 91students of the 4th semester and higher in educational year of 2009-10. The data gathering tool was a planned questionnaire consisting of three parts of demographic information. Some questions were about the amount of the students' knowledge of nursing field and the third section was related to the clinical training questions. For data analysis, the frequency distribution, mean and required tests in SPSS software 15 version were used.

Result: 51.6 percent of students evaluated the university clinical training in a good level. Meanwhile , the domains of teaching programming and clinical instructors were assessed 57.1 and 73.6 percent ,respectively, in a good level and the clinical training environment and its assessment 57.1 and 49.5 percent, respectively', in the average level. The students knowledge of their own major showed a significant difference from the average of clinical instructors P=0.01 and the teaching programming P<0.001.       

Conclusion: determining the teaching programming and having the experienced clinical instructors in these domains, caused positive opinions in students, and in this section the students main problems are their need to facility provision, the equipment of clinical environment and the processes of clinical evaluation that it is not beyond expectation because this university is newly established.

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