Juggling the Needs of Two Communities of Practice ' Nursing Clinical Mentors Teaching Baccalaureate Students

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303909
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Juggling the Needs of Two Communities of Practice ' Nursing Clinical Mentors Teaching Baccalaureate Students
Author(s):
Zlotnick, Cheryl; Wilhelm, Dalit
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Cheryl Zlotnick, RN, MS, MPH, DrPH, czlotnick@univ.haifa.ac.il; Dalit Wilhelm, RN, MA;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: Clinical instructors balance the needs and perspectives of two environments (Communities of Practice or CoP), the educational facility and the clinical setting.''The'clinical instructor is pivotal in negotiating and bridging the demands of both.' Yet,'surprisingly few studies have'focused on the importance of the'role of the clinical instructor.' Guided by Wenger's Community of Practice and Social Learning Model, we sought to fill this gap by using a logic model to identify the clinical instructors' strategies; environments' structures and needs; and the nursing program's outcomes.'

Methods: A cross-sectional, qualitative study was used.' A convenience sample of clinical instructors (n=53)'working'at'four different hospitals'participated'in'facilitator-lead focus groups'discussing the role of teaching clinical practice to undergraduate nursing students.' The five-question instrument that was used employed the organizing principle of the logic model's five domains (i.e., environment, structures, processes, and short- and long-term outcomes).' Data analysis used Strauss and Corbin's Grounded Theory to identify patterns and the constellation of themes found in the narratives. 'Reiterative reviews were used to promote internal validity.' Focus groups were held at several institutions to increase reliability.'''

Results: Although clinical Instructors expressed a strong connection to both CoPs and their very different perspectives, they described their role of juggling the CoP's competing demands while providing meaningful and educational experiences for their undergraduate students. They stressed the importance of creative teaching strategies to facilitate learning and to develop students' professional nursing identity.'

Conclusion: Clinical instructors were pleased to acknowledge their role in creating a new generation of nurses.' While juggling the competing realities of the two CoPs, they learned to see the "big picture" of each setting and the role of the nursing profession.' As a result, they developed skills that enable them to become leaders at their own health organizations.

Keywords:
Nursing Education; Culture; Community of Practice
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleJuggling the Needs of Two Communities of Practice ' Nursing Clinical Mentors Teaching Baccalaureate Studentsen
dc.contributor.authorZlotnick, Cherylen
dc.contributor.authorWilhelm, Daliten
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsCheryl Zlotnick, RN, MS, MPH, DrPH, czlotnick@univ.haifa.ac.il; Dalit Wilhelm, RN, MA;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303909-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b> </b>Clinical instructors balance the needs and perspectives of two environments (Communities of Practice or CoP), the educational facility and the clinical setting.''The'clinical instructor is pivotal in negotiating and bridging the demands of both.' Yet,'surprisingly few studies have'focused on the importance of the'role of the clinical instructor.' Guided by Wenger's Community of Practice and Social Learning Model, we sought to fill this gap by using a logic model to identify the clinical instructors' strategies; environments' structures and needs; and the nursing program's outcomes.' <p><b><b>Methods: </b> </b>A cross-sectional, qualitative study was used.' A convenience sample of clinical instructors (n=53)'working'at'four different hospitals'participated'in'facilitator-lead focus groups'discussing the role of teaching clinical practice to undergraduate nursing students.' The five-question instrument that was used employed the organizing principle of the logic model's five domains (i.e., environment, structures, processes, and short- and long-term outcomes).' Data analysis used Strauss and Corbin's Grounded Theory to identify patterns and the constellation of themes found in the narratives. 'Reiterative reviews were used to promote internal validity.' Focus groups were held at several institutions to increase reliability.''' <p><b><b>Results: </b> </b>Although clinical Instructors expressed a strong connection to both CoPs and their very different perspectives, they described their role of juggling the CoP's competing demands while providing meaningful and educational experiences for their undergraduate students. They stressed the importance of creative teaching strategies to facilitate learning and to develop students' professional nursing identity.' <p><b><b>Conclusion: </b> </b>Clinical instructors were pleased to acknowledge their role in creating a new generation of nurses.' While juggling the competing realities of the two CoPs, they learned to see the "big picture" of each setting and the role of the nursing profession.' As a result, they developed skills that enable them to become leaders at their own health organizations.en
dc.subjectNursing Educationen
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.subjectCommunity of Practiceen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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