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ERIC Number: EJ1113560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1175-2882
Quality of Clinical Education--A Three-Year Follow-Up among Undergraduate Nursing Students in Finland and Sweden
Melender, Hanna-Leena; Jonsén, Elisabeth; Hilli, Yvonne
Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v15 n4 p305-319 2014
The purpose of this study was to compare the experiences of a group of Swedish and two Finnish groups of student nurses (n = 86) on the quality of clinical education over time. The data was collected using an instrument including four factors. In the comparison of the years 2009, 2010 and 2011/2012 (n = 86), there were no statistically significant differences between years in the whole data. In year 2009 Swedish students (n = 41) evaluated clinical preception and learning in clinical education lower than Finnish students (n = 45). In the year 2010 Finnish students' evaluated clinical preception lower than Swedish students. In year 2011/2012 Swedish students evaluated learning objectives in clinical education lower than Finnish students. The follow-up group and the dropout group did not differ from each other regarding the background variables or reports on the quality of clinical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland; Sweden
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A