Nursing Student's Perceptions on Characteristics of an Effective Clinical Instructor

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308006
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Student's Perceptions on Characteristics of an Effective Clinical Instructor
Author(s):
Niederriter, Joan E.; Thoman, Joan Ellen; Eyth, David W
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Joan E. Niederriter, PhD, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, j.niederriter@csuohio.edu; Joan Ellen Thoman, RN, PhD, CNS, CDE; David W Eyth, MSN, BSN, CMSRN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nursing Student’s Perceptions on Characteristics of an Effective Clinical Instructor

Aim:  To identify characteristics and teaching techniques of effective Clinical Instructors, that can be utilized or implemented by other instructors to improve the student nurse clinical experience.

Background:  The clinical nursing experience is a vital component in the development process of the nursing student.  The Clinical Instructor is an integral part of a quality clinical experience as well as charged with the task of aiding the student in transferring knowledge learned in the classroom to implementation at the bedside.  Research has been done on this subject, but the more in depth understanding one has of student’s perceptions of teaching characteristics and techniques that best aid their comprehension will help instructors to maximize student learning.

Method:  This was a qualitative research project utilizing the phenomenological research method.  Three open-ended questions were posed to fifteen nursing students to identify the characteristics and teaching techniques they believe comprise an effective Clinical Instructor.  Individual interviews were conducted until data saturation was achieved with sessions audio recorded to assure accuracy in reporting participant’s responses.

Findings:  We found the participants identified clinical knowledge, approachability, communication, clear expectations and student quizzing as the most effective characteristics and techniques.  The students found that they gained more knowledge, developed more critical thinking and felt more confident when these characteristics and techniques were utilized by their instructor. 

Conclusion:  Clinical Instructors play an important role in preparing the student nurse in becoming a competent bedside nurse.  If instructors are willing to incorporate the characteristics and techniques identified in this study, they will be able to improve the nursing students learning in the clinical setting.  This information can be used to provide a foundation in creating a class to educate nurse educators in ways of becoming a more effective Clinical Instructor.

Keywords:
nursing students; education; clincial instructors
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNursing Student's Perceptions on Characteristics of an Effective Clinical Instructoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorNiederriter, Joan E.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorThoman, Joan Ellenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEyth, David Wen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsJoan E. Niederriter, PhD, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, j.niederriter@csuohio.edu; Joan Ellen Thoman, RN, PhD, CNS, CDE; David W Eyth, MSN, BSN, CMSRNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308006-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><b>Nursing Student’s Perceptions on Characteristics of an Effective Clinical Instructor</b><p>Aim:  To identify characteristics and teaching techniques of effective Clinical Instructors, that can be utilized or implemented by other instructors to improve the student nurse clinical experience. <p>Background:  The clinical nursing experience is a vital component in the development process of the nursing student.  The Clinical Instructor is an integral part of a quality clinical experience as well as charged with the task of aiding the student in transferring knowledge learned in the classroom to implementation at the bedside.  Research has been done on this subject, but the more in depth understanding one has of student’s perceptions of teaching characteristics and techniques that best aid their comprehension will help instructors to maximize student learning. <p>Method:  This was a qualitative research project utilizing the phenomenological research method.  Three open-ended questions were posed to fifteen nursing students to identify the characteristics and teaching techniques they believe comprise an effective Clinical Instructor.  Individual interviews were conducted until data saturation was achieved with sessions audio recorded to assure accuracy in reporting participant’s responses. <p>Findings:  We found the participants identified clinical knowledge, approachability, communication, clear expectations and student quizzing as the most effective characteristics and techniques.  The students found that they gained more knowledge, developed more critical thinking and felt more confident when these characteristics and techniques were utilized by their instructor.  <p>Conclusion:  Clinical Instructors play an important role in preparing the student nurse in becoming a competent bedside nurse.  If instructors are willing to incorporate the characteristics and techniques identified in this study, they will be able to improve the nursing students learning in the clinical setting.  This information can be used to provide a foundation in creating a class to educate nurse educators in ways of becoming a more effective Clinical Instructor.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjecteducationen_GB
dc.subjectclincial instructorsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:25:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:25:19Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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