The Clinical Education Unit CEU: A Collaborative Journey of Discovery

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149798
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Clinical Education Unit CEU: A Collaborative Journey of Discovery
Abstract:
The Clinical Education Unit CEU: A Collaborative Journey of Discovery
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Nash, Robyn E., RN, BA, MHSc, RCNA
P.I. Institution Name:Queensland University of Technology
Title:Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning)
[Clinical session research presentation] Clinical education is a vital component in the professional development of undergraduate nursing students. However, the preparedness of graduates for practice remains the subject of continued debate by universities, employers, professional organisations and government agencies. The School of Nursing entered into a collaborative dialogue with industry partners about what could be 'done differently' to improve the quality of students' clinical experience for both students and staff. The outcome was a model of clinical education known as the CEU or Clinical Education Unit. This presentation reports the findings from the Phase 2 evaluation of the CEU (3 years post-implementation). Action research methodology was utilized to explore the key issues of interest in this study. Focus group discussions were undertaken with students and clinical nursing staff. In addition, both groups completed the Quality of Prac Experience Questionnaire.  The CEU model was evaluated more positively by students and registered nurses than were the non-CEU models that were used for comparison. This result was demonstrated in the comments of students and registered nurses with regard to the respective models of clinical education, and supported by their ratings of the quality of clinical experience through the QPE-Phase questionnaires. Findings from the study emphasise the importance of positive learning environments, 'feeling supported', access to learning opportunities and quality learning outcomes for both stakeholder groups. The comments of CEU participants strongly endorsed the pedagogical potential of this model for facilitating the clinical learning of undergraduate nursing students.
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.titleThe Clinical Education Unit CEU: A Collaborative Journey of Discoveryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149798-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Clinical Education Unit CEU: A Collaborative Journey of Discovery</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">Nash, Robyn E., RN, BA, MHSc, RCNA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Queensland University of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning)</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">r.nash@qut.edu.au</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Clinical education is a vital component in the professional development of undergraduate nursing students. However, the preparedness of graduates for practice remains the subject of continued debate by universities, employers, professional organisations and government agencies. The School of Nursing entered into a collaborative dialogue with industry partners about what could be 'done differently' to improve the quality of students' clinical experience for both students and staff. The outcome was a model of clinical education known as the CEU or Clinical Education Unit. This presentation reports the findings from the Phase 2 evaluation of the CEU (3 years post-implementation). Action research methodology was utilized to explore the key issues of interest in this study. Focus group discussions were undertaken with students and clinical nursing staff. In addition, both groups completed the Quality of Prac Experience Questionnaire.&nbsp; The CEU model was evaluated more positively by students and registered nurses than were the non-CEU models that were used for comparison. This result was demonstrated in the comments of students and registered nurses with regard to the respective models of clinical education, and supported by their ratings of the quality of clinical experience through the QPE-Phase questionnaires. Findings from the study emphasise the importance of positive learning environments, 'feeling supported', access to learning opportunities and quality learning outcomes for both stakeholder groups. The comments of CEU participants strongly endorsed the pedagogical potential of this model for facilitating the clinical learning of undergraduate nursing students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:09:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:09:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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