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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153127
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses' Perceptions of Student Contributions in Clinical Settings
Abstract:
Nurses' Perceptions of Student Contributions in Clinical Settings
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Slaughter-Smith, Cheryl, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Arkansas Tech University
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] With the impact of the nursing shortage, nursing programs are encouraged to increase enrollment to meet the needs of the community. In addition to the impact of the nursing shortage on education, clinical staff nurses are faced with dilemmas secondary to the shortage on a daily basis: increased patient care assignments and workload. Thus it is important as nurse educators to assess staff nurse perceptions of students, in an effort to provide positive rewards for both the clinical nurse and nursing student. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the benefits and limitations of having undergraduate nursing students in the clinical setting from the perspective of the staff nurse. Methods: The survey and demographic questionnaire were distributed to interested staff nurses within three local acute care facilities. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the quantitative data; constant comparison analysis for qualitative data. Implications: Findings support the need for students to consider their attitude toward the nurse and the learning environment. Students should recognize that their attitude can directly enhance or inhibit not only their learning experience but those of future students that work with that nurse. Faculty need to clarify student understanding of clinical objectives and their ability to communicate those objectives effectively to the nursing staff.  Since only 13% of the nurses surveyed agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, "Staff are invited to attend student presentations," an additional recommendation for faculty is to invite staff to student presentations. Encouraging staff to attend student presentations is one avenue of promoting a sense of respect for the nurses that work with our 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.titleNurses' Perceptions of Student Contributions in Clinical Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153127-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses' Perceptions of Student Contributions in Clinical Settings</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Slaughter-Smith, Cheryl, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Arkansas Tech University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cheryl.smith@atu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session Presentation] With the impact of the nursing shortage, nursing programs are encouraged to increase enrollment to meet the needs of the community.&nbsp;In addition to the impact of the nursing shortage on education, clinical staff nurses are faced with dilemmas secondary to the shortage on a daily basis: increased patient care assignments and workload. Thus it is important as nurse educators to assess staff nurse perceptions of students, in an effort to provide positive rewards for both the clinical nurse and nursing student. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore the benefits and limitations of having undergraduate nursing students in the clinical setting from the perspective of the staff nurse. Methods: The survey and demographic questionnaire were distributed to interested staff nurses within three local acute care facilities. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the quantitative data; constant comparison analysis for qualitative data. Implications: Findings support the need for students to consider their attitude toward the nurse and the learning environment. Students should recognize that their attitude can directly enhance or inhibit not only their learning experience but those of future students that work with that nurse. Faculty need to clarify student understanding of clinical objectives and their ability to communicate those objectives effectively to the nursing staff.&nbsp; Since only 13% of the nurses surveyed agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, &quot;Staff are invited to attend student presentations,&quot; an additional recommendation for faculty is to invite staff to student presentations. Encouraging staff to attend student presentations is one avenue of promoting a sense of respect for the nurses that work with our students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:03:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:03:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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