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An exploration of various clinical settings for the educational preparation of student nurses

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dc.contributor.advisor Brink, Hilla
dc.contributor.advisor Makhubela-Nkondo, Olga Naome Pilane, Cynthia Nkhumisang en 2015-01-23T04:24:06Z 2015-01-23T04:24:06Z 2000-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Pilane, Cynthia Nkhumisang (2000) An exploration of various clinical settings for the educational preparation of student nurses, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
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dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study, was to identify and describe factors, which facilitate or impede learning in clinical learning settings. The study adopted an exploratory descriptive approach, incorporating both quantitative and qualitative designs. Data collection tool, comprised of two sections: Section 1 focused on demographic characteristics. While section 2 addressed study variables of clinical setting, staffing, patient care/ practice standards, nurse manager's commitment and interpersonal relationships. The last section had two parts; part 1 being close ended Likert type scale ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree. Part 2, was open ended, and solicited respondents' feelings opinions and experiences on factors they perceived to facilitate or impede clinical learning. The findings indicate that the majority of settings studied did not provide adequate factors to facilitate clinical learning. Factors such as availability of learning experiences, acceptable unit organization, space and resource availability, and accessibility to students, adequate staffing with qualified staff who actively participate in teaching, appropriate and quality patient care role modelled, lecturer availability and involvement in clinical teaching, team building and inclusion of students in the team, committed nurse managers involved in students' learning, conducive relationships among staff, students and patients, comfort relationships, advocacy and creating conducive relationship by the nurse manager, were identified as necessary for learning. These factors however, were found to be either lacking, inadequate or inaccessible to students. Findings were based on data from a quota sample of 202 participants proportionately drawn from students, nurse managers and nurse lecturers. The study made recommendations to improve and enhance the conduciveness of clinical practice settings used for learning in Botswana.
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (iv, 239 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Clinical nursing education
dc.subject Clinical settings
dc.subject Clinical learning
dc.subject Clinical teaching
dc.subject Clinical learning environment
dc.subject Factors facilitating or impeding learning
dc.subject Conducive environment
dc.subject Nurse teachers role in clinical teaching
dc.subject Nurse managers' role in clinical teaching/ learning
dc.subject Nurse managers commitment
dc.subject Humanistic teaching/ learning approaches
dc.subject Role modelling care
dc.subject.ddc 610.73071 en
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing students -- Botswana en
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- Study and teaching -- Research -- Botswana en
dc.title An exploration of various clinical settings for the educational preparation of student nurses en
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.department Health Studies D.Litt. et Phil. (Advanced Nursing Science) en

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