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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304473
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evaluation of Clinical Learning Environment in Hong Kong
Author(s):
Wong, Alisa Ka-po
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Lota
Author Details:
Alisa Ka-po Wong, MNur, BN, RN, kpwong@ouhk.edu.hk
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:  Clinical practicum is regarded as an integral part of nursing programs. It provides an opportunity for nursing students to consolidate skills and knowledge, and socialize into professional role as well as to acquire professional value. In the undergraduate nursing program of the Open University of Hong Kong(OUHK), students can have a chance to take practicum either in private or public hospitals. Undoubtedly, students have comparisons on different learning environment and there is a diverse feedback on this arrangement. This study offered a platform on assessing the clinical learning environment (CLE) that nursing students perceived so as to find ways for improvement.

Methods: Clinical Learning Environment Inventory (CLEI) was used to measure nursing students’ perceptions of the psychosocial characteristics of the CLE in the public and private hospitals in Hong Kong. Only the actual form of the tool was used in this study. The Cronbach alpha coefficients of the tool ranged from 0.73 to 0.84 and the discriminant validity value ranged between 0.39 and 0.45 for the actual form. The questionnaires were distributed to the fourth year undergraduate nursing students in OUHK. SPSS Version 17.0 was used to calculate the Independent t-test result and mean.

Results: Students who had placement in private hospital rated Task Orientation the highest. While those who were placed in public hospital rated Satisfaction as the highest. Significant results yielded in Innovation,Personalisation and Task Orientation. Students had more positive feedback on the CLE in private hospitals. It was due the relatively low staff workload;  clinical staff can spare more time to teach nursing students; nursing students can easily accommodate the clinical environment with clear illustration and protocol and the cases are relatively uncomplicated, nursing students can easily catch up and handle with the cases independently.

Conclusion: There has been a long debate about the CLE in public and private hospitals in Hong Kong. From this study, it was learnt that private settings can provide a optimal CLE as compared to public hospitals

Keywords:
Clinical Learning Environment; Undergraduate Nursing Students; Public and Private Hospitals
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
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.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of Clinical Learning Environment in Hong Kongen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWong, Alisa Ka-poen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Lotaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAlisa Ka-po Wong, MNur, BN, RN, kpwong@ouhk.edu.hken_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304473-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> Clinical practicum is regarded as an integral part of nursing programs. It provides an opportunity for nursing students to consolidate skills and knowledge, and socialize into professional role as well as to acquire professional value. In the undergraduate nursing program of the Open University of Hong Kong(OUHK), students can have a chance to take practicum either in private or public hospitals. Undoubtedly, students have comparisons on different learning environment and there is a diverse feedback on this arrangement. This study offered a platform on assessing the clinical learning environment (CLE) that nursing students perceived so as to find ways for improvement. <p><b>Methods: </b>Clinical Learning Environment Inventory (CLEI) was used to measure nursing students’ perceptions of the psychosocial characteristics of the CLE in the public and private hospitals in Hong Kong. Only the actual form of the tool was used in this study. The Cronbach alpha coefficients of the tool ranged from 0.73 to 0.84 and the discriminant validity value ranged between 0.39 and 0.45 for the actual form. The questionnaires were distributed to the fourth year undergraduate nursing students in OUHK. SPSS Version 17.0 was used to calculate the Independent t-test result and mean. <p><b>Results: </b>Students who had placement in private hospital rated Task Orientation the highest. While those who were placed in public hospital rated Satisfaction as the highest. Significant results yielded in Innovation,Personalisation and Task Orientation. Students had more positive feedback on the CLE in private hospitals. It was due the relatively low staff workload;  clinical staff can spare more time to teach nursing students; nursing students can easily accommodate the clinical environment with clear illustration and protocol and the cases are relatively uncomplicated, nursing students can easily catch up and handle with the cases independently. <div class="O2" sizset="0" sizcache="20"><p><b>Conclusion: </b> There has been a long debate about the CLE in public and private hospitals in Hong Kong. From this study, it was learnt that private settings can provide a optimal CLE as compared to public hospitalsen_GB
dc.subjectClinical Learning Environmenten_GB
dc.subjectUndergraduate Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.subjectPublic and Private Hospitalsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:42Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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