Nursing students’ experiences of clinical education setting

AUTHORS

Fariba Yaghoubinia , *

How to Cite: Yaghoubinia F. Nursing students’ experiences of clinical education setting, Med Surg Nurs J. 2015 ; 4(2):e88207.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Medical - Surgical Nursing Journal: 4 (2); e88207
Published Online: July 16, 2015
Article Type: Abstract
Received: December 24, 2018
Accepted: January 07, 2015
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Abstract

Background and ObjectiveAppropriate clinical environment has an important role in preparing students to use learned knowledge in practice through providing learning opportunities. Since the students’ experiences in the clinical setting affect on quality of their learning, the current study aimed to explain the experiences of nursing students concerning clinical education setting.

Materials and Method: The current study was conducted based on conventional content analysis. Sampling was done purposively and the participants were 13 last year nursing students in Zabol Nursing and Midwifery School in 2013-2014. Data collection was done through in-depth semi-structured interviews. Data analysis was conducted through qualitative content analysis approach.

Results: Based on the results, five major categories including threats, vision, dual forces, mindset and students’ action to clinical education and also10 subcategorie were identified.

Conclusion: Since the formation of students’ experiences in these environments is one of the predictive factors in achieving their learning and in facilitating the professionalization process, thus the attention of managers in clinical settings is very important for decreasing the threats and concerns for students. In this way, the marred prospects of profession can be recovered through the meeting students’ expectations, attractiveness of the profession can be increased and the positive belief, actions and feelings can be created in students.

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