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ERIC Number: ED568302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3038-3744-9
Nurse Educators' Preceptions of Preparedness to Guide Clinical Learning
Jenkins-Cameron, Stella L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of the study was to examine nurse educators' (NEs) perceptions of their level of preparedness to guide learning in clinical rotations of associate degree pre-licensure nursing programs of a South Atlantic state. The study also sought to determine the relationship between clinical experience, formal education, and teaching experience to NEs' level of preparedness to guide clinical teaching. Participants of the study consisted of 77 full-time NEs having taught in a clinical rotation. The Clinical Nursing Faculty Competence Inventory (CFNCI) was used as the survey tool to collect data. Data analysis was conducted using quantitative descriptive statistics and Pearson's product moment correlations. Results of the study demonstrated that NEs perceived teaching experience was very significant in guiding clinical teaching and learning. Clinical experience partially prepared NEs to guide clinical teaching, while formal education had little to no significance in preparing them to guide clinical teaching. An implication of the study was that nurses considering a career change into academia may find using the CNFCI as a self-assessment can provide them with a blueprint to identify strengths and areas that may need improvement. Another implication was the need to provide graduate training that incorporates more teaching opportunities while prospective NEs are in their graduate programs. Recommendations included conducting repeat studies with larger samples inclusive of part-time NEs and all NE program types. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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