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ERIC Number: ED408974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Pages: 5
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Student Nurses' Perceptions of Hospital Staff Modeling Behaviors.
Valentine, Sherise L.
This study used Brookfield's Critical Incident Questionnaire (CIQ) to assess the learning environment and student nurses' perceptions of hospital staff modeling behaviors. CIQs were distributed to Associate Degree female nursing students at United Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. A large majority (80%) of the 117 respondents identified hands-on patient care as the most engaging activity. On the other hand, 65% of respondents felt most distanced when not involved in hands-on patient care. Many respondents (85%) also identified performing procedures with verbal instruction/feedback as the most helpful or affirming modeling of professional nursing behavior. Negative modeling behaviors by hospital staff were listed by the respondents as any confusing and surprising actions (rudeness, incomplete paperwork, forgetting gloves, etc.). Students had a difficult time processing these incongruent visual messages. Implications from this study reveal that students desire an opportunity to create their own visual messages through modeling professional behavior. In addition, preceptors have a great influence on student learning and the learning environment through their modeling behaviors and visual messages. It is recommended that preceptors be carefully chosen, oriented, provided with ongoing support, and continually assessed. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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