Strategies for Enhancing the Clinical Learning Environment through Collaborative Practice with Staff Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149727
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Presentation
Title:
Strategies for Enhancing the Clinical Learning Environment through Collaborative Practice with Staff Nurses
Abstract:
Strategies for Enhancing the Clinical Learning Environment through Collaborative Practice with Staff Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hathorn, Donna, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Southeastern Louisiana University
Title:Insturctor of Nursing
[Scientific session research presentation] A phenomenological qualitative methodology was used to describe the lived experience of staff nurses who work with baccalaureate student nurses in the acute care clinical environment. One-time, in depth semi-structured informal audio taped interviews were conducted with staff nurses who shared caring for patients in acute settings with student nurses enrolled in clinical courses of a BSN nursing program. Data analysis using the modified van Kaam method revealed the following themes: beliefs about nursing education, role expectations, communication structure, motivational factors, deterrent factors, and professional socialization attitudes. The clinical environment is a learning environment where students are socialized into the profession and offered opportunities to develop skills necessary for nursing practice. Studies of nursing students show that attitudes and behaviors of staff nurses are influential factors in the quality of the learning environment. Therefore, positive attitudes and behaviors of staff nurses toward student nurses will enhance student learning. Nursing educators can promote quality learning environments by fostering positive relationships between staff nurses and student nurses in the clinical settings. Results from this study reveal that strategies to enhance staff nurse cooperation with nursing education can promote a positive learning environment for students in clinical courses. Nursing faculty must collaborate with staff nurses by communicating learning objectives, student competencies, and role expectations. Collaboration with staff nurses in planning student learning activities may also enhance the clinical experience for student nurses. Addressing legal liability concerns, eliminating deterrent factors, and offering motivational incentives has the potential for improving the professional socialization behaviors between staff nurses and student nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies for Enhancing the Clinical Learning Environment through Collaborative Practice with Staff Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149727-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Strategies for Enhancing the Clinical Learning Environment through Collaborative Practice with Staff Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hathorn, Donna, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southeastern Louisiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Insturctor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dhathorn@selu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] A phenomenological qualitative methodology was used to describe the lived experience of staff nurses who work with baccalaureate student nurses in the acute care clinical environment. One-time, in depth semi-structured informal audio taped interviews were conducted with staff nurses who shared caring for patients in acute settings with student nurses enrolled in clinical courses of a BSN nursing program. Data analysis using the modified van Kaam method revealed the following themes: beliefs about nursing education, role expectations, communication structure, motivational factors, deterrent factors, and professional socialization attitudes. The clinical environment is a learning environment where students are socialized into the profession and offered opportunities to develop skills necessary for nursing practice. Studies of nursing students show that attitudes and behaviors of staff nurses are influential factors in the quality of the learning environment. Therefore, positive attitudes and behaviors of staff nurses toward student nurses will enhance student learning. Nursing educators can promote quality learning environments by fostering positive relationships between staff nurses and student nurses in the clinical settings. Results from this study reveal that strategies to enhance staff nurse cooperation with nursing education can promote a positive learning environment for students in clinical courses. Nursing faculty must collaborate with staff nurses by communicating learning objectives, student competencies, and role expectations. Collaboration with staff nurses in planning student learning activities may also enhance the clinical experience for student nurses. Addressing legal liability concerns, eliminating deterrent factors, and offering motivational incentives has the potential for improving the professional socialization behaviors between staff nurses and student nurses.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:08:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:08:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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