An Evaluation of Clinical Education within a Rural Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: Insights into the Clinical Facilitation Model

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An Evaluation of Clinical Education within a Rural Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: Insights into the Clinical Facilitation Model
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An Evaluation of Clinical Education within a Rural Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: Insights into the Clinical Facilitation Model
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Lea, Jackie, RN, BN, MNurs(Hons)
P.I. Institution Name:University of New England
Title:Clinical Coordinator,Lecturer
Co-Authors:Helena Sanderson, RN, BN, MN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This paper presents the findings of a research project conducted at a rural University, in Australia, that explored and analyzed the Clinical Facilitation Model of clinical education. This study aimed to identify and determine barriers to the provision of effective clinical learning during facilitated clinical placements by exploring the experience and perceptions of nursing students and clinical facilitators. The study also aimed to develop strategies to improve quality within this model of clinical education to meet student, health service and education provider needs. Methods: This qualitative study used a hermeneutical-phenomenological design. Individual face-to-face interviews and focus group discussions with students and clinical facilitators were conducted. The data was analyzed using thematic analysis and several major themes emerged representing important barriers to effective clinical learning during facilitated clinical experience. Results: The findings from this study identify the role of the Clinical Facilitator as one that is demanding and challenging and perceptions of the role were not consistent. The ward culture, student and health service expectations were identified as contributing to the ability of Clinical facilitators to perform their role effectively. Students identified aspects of the model that were most effective in meeting their learning needs, however this was influenced by the personal traits of the Clinical Facilitator and the students individual understanding of the facilitators role. Conclusion: This study adds significantly to the small body of knowledge that currently exists in Australia and internationally regarding the challenges of providing a model of clinical education that is cost effective and more importantly meets the learning needs of students.  The findings from this study will inform undergraduate clinical curricula, and will inform the planning for, and implementation of, a model of clinical education that meets the needs of the student, Clinical Facilitator, health service and education providers.
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.titleAn Evaluation of Clinical Education within a Rural Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: Insights into the Clinical Facilitation Modelen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155039-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Evaluation of Clinical Education within a Rural Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum: Insights into the Clinical Facilitation Model</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lea, Jackie, RN, BN, MNurs(Hons)</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of New England</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Coordinator,Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jlea2@une.edu.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Helena Sanderson, RN, BN, MN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: This paper presents the findings of a research project conducted at a rural University, in Australia, that explored and analyzed the Clinical Facilitation Model of clinical education. This study aimed to identify and determine barriers to the provision of effective clinical learning during facilitated clinical placements by exploring the experience and perceptions of nursing students and clinical facilitators. The study also aimed to develop strategies to improve quality within this model of clinical education to meet student, health service and education provider needs. Methods: This qualitative study used a hermeneutical-phenomenological design. Individual face-to-face interviews and focus group discussions with students and clinical facilitators were conducted. The data was analyzed using thematic analysis and several major themes emerged representing important barriers to effective clinical learning during facilitated clinical experience. Results: The findings from this study identify the role of the Clinical Facilitator as one that is demanding and challenging and perceptions of the role were not consistent. The ward culture, student and health service expectations were identified as contributing to the ability of Clinical facilitators to perform their role effectively. Students identified aspects of the model that were most effective in meeting their learning needs, however this was influenced by the personal traits of the Clinical Facilitator and the students individual understanding of the facilitators role. Conclusion: This study adds significantly to the small body of knowledge that currently exists in Australia and internationally regarding the challenges of providing a model of clinical education that is cost effective and more importantly meets the learning needs of students.&nbsp; The findings from this study will inform undergraduate clinical curricula, and will inform the planning for, and implementation of, a model of clinical education that meets the needs of the student, Clinical Facilitator, health service and education providers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:29:09Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:29:09Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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