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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160351
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Building Clinical Skills in Nurse Educator Students
Abstract:
Building Clinical Skills in Nurse Educator Students
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Gresley, Ruth, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Concordia University Wisconsin
Title:Dean
Contact Address:School of Human Services, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI, 53097, USA
Contact Telephone:262-243-4452
In the current climate of a nursing shortage, the lack of well
qualified nursing faculty to prepare nurses is a significant problem. An
assumption can be made that nurse educators need advanced practice
clinical skills as well as high quality teaching skills. The purpose of
this qualitative study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a graduate
nurse educator clinical skill building practicum from the student
perspective. Constructivism which supports that students need to build
their own knowledge was the theoretical framework. The first NE practicum
course allowed students to develop their own learning objectives, and seek
experiences that would meet the objectives and promote clinical learning
at an advanced practice level. Students were directed to "Go out and do
things that improve your clinical knowledge. Fill in the holes in your
knowledge about nursing practice". Each of the eight graduate nursing
students kept a reflective journal that included the nature of the
clinical experiences and the learning that was occurring. The design for
the study was based on the phenomenologic tradition of describing lived
experience and the perceptions to which it gives rise. Data about the
learning experiences were collected from journal entries, individual
interviews and group responses from class. Data were analyzed for common
themes and identification of perspectives about the clinical learning
experiences. The findings from this study support that graduate nurse
educator students can develop appropriate learning experiences when they
are allowed to identify their own learning needs, objectives and clinical
experiences. The themes identified in the data reflect perspectives of
growth that occurred when students are allowed to be free to learn. Future
work can revolve around developing learning experiences that enable
students to take more responsibility for their learning and developing
effective methods for evaluating the learning that has occurred.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleBuilding Clinical Skills in Nurse Educator Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160351-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Building Clinical Skills in Nurse Educator Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Gresley, Ruth, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Concordia University Wisconsin</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Dean</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Human Services, 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI, 53097, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">262-243-4452</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ruth.gresley@cuw.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">In the current climate of a nursing shortage, the lack of well <br/> qualified nursing faculty to prepare nurses is a significant problem. An <br/> assumption can be made that nurse educators need advanced practice <br/> clinical skills as well as high quality teaching skills. The purpose of <br/> this qualitative study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a graduate <br/> nurse educator clinical skill building practicum from the student <br/> perspective. Constructivism which supports that students need to build <br/> their own knowledge was the theoretical framework. The first NE practicum <br/> course allowed students to develop their own learning objectives, and seek <br/> experiences that would meet the objectives and promote clinical learning <br/> at an advanced practice level. Students were directed to &quot;Go out and do <br/> things that improve your clinical knowledge. Fill in the holes in your <br/> knowledge about nursing practice&quot;. Each of the eight graduate nursing <br/> students kept a reflective journal that included the nature of the <br/> clinical experiences and the learning that was occurring. The design for <br/> the study was based on the phenomenologic tradition of describing lived <br/> experience and the perceptions to which it gives rise. Data about the <br/> learning experiences were collected from journal entries, individual <br/> interviews and group responses from class. Data were analyzed for common <br/> themes and identification of perspectives about the clinical learning <br/> experiences. The findings from this study support that graduate nurse <br/> educator students can develop appropriate learning experiences when they <br/> are allowed to identify their own learning needs, objectives and clinical <br/> experiences. The themes identified in the data reflect perspectives of <br/> growth that occurred when students are allowed to be free to learn. Future <br/> work can revolve around developing learning experiences that enable <br/> students to take more responsibility for their learning and developing <br/> effective methods for evaluating the learning that has occurred.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:51:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:51:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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