Hemşirelik Fakültesi Birinci Sınıf Öğrencilerinin Klinik Uygulamaya Ve Klinik Eğiticilere İlişkin Görüşlerinin Belirlenmesi


İNCE S., KOL E.

3. Temel Hemşirelik Bakım Kongresi, Antalya, Turkey, 19 - 22 November 2014, pp.231

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.231
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Introduction: Nowadays, the current healthcare policies have led to a two- to threefold increase in the enrollment quota of schools giving nursing education due to the shortage in the number of nurses. In parallel with this increase, a shortage in the number of educators has arisen, which in turn has necessitated that nurses also play a part in the clinical education process. Thus, our study aimed at determining the opinions of nursing faculty freshmen about their educators in the clinical education setting.    

Method: The sample of the study consists of 254 students from Akdeniz University Nursing Faculty enrolled in the course named “Nursing Basics”. Sample selection was not performed and all 227 students who consented to participate in the study made up the sample of the study. A form including 10 questions concerning the demographic data of the students and their opinions about clinical practice and 27 items aimed to evaluate the educators was used. Percentage and frequency distribution were used in the analysis of the acquired data. 

Results: Mean age of the students was 19.30±0.83. 65.5% of the students were graduated from Anatolian High Schools and the nursing faculty was the first choice of 44.7% of them. While 74% of the students stated that they were satisfied with clinical practice, 26.1% did not. Causes of dissatisfaction were the discrepancies between what was taught and the actual clinical setting (29.1%), educators placing too much emphasis on theoretical information (18.1%), insufficient support from clinical nurses in the clinical setting (15.9%) and healthcare personnel not acknowledging the students (12.8%). During clinical applications, 70.8% of the students were guided by one nurse and one educator while 20.4% and 8.8% were accompanied with only an educator and only a nurse, respectively. A review of the opinions of the students about their educators revealed that they held positive opinions about the educators in terms of adequate theoretical knowledge (74.1%), openness to dialogue (67.9%), encouraging the student to do research (62.7%), giving support to students during clinical practice (61.6%) and appreciating the positive behaviors of students (61.7%). However, 42.2% of the students stated that the educators do not refrain from negative criticism towards them.

Conclusion: In conclusion, it was determined that, although the students regarded the educators as competent in terms of theoretical knowledge and skill, and successful in motivating, orientating and encouraging the students; they viewed inaccessibility of educators as the leading problem.