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Title: Baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of learning and supervision in the clinical environment
Authors: Dimitriadou, Maria 
Papastavrou, Evridiki 
Efstathiou, Georgios 
Theodorou, Mamas 
Keywords: Baccalaureate student
Clinical learning environment
Clinical placement
Mentorship
Nursing
Preregistration education
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2015
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Source: Nursing and Health Sciences, 2015, Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 236-242
Abstract: This study is an exploration of nursing students' experiences within the clinical learning environment (CLE) and supervision provided in hospital settings. A total of 357 second-year nurse students from all universities in Cyprus participated in the study. Data were collected using the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher instrument. The dimension "supervisory relationship (mentor)", as well as the frequency of individualized supervision meetings, were found to be important variables in the students' clinical learning. However, no statistically-significant connection was established between successful mentor relationship and team supervision. The majority of students valued their mentor's supervision more highly than a nurse teacher's supervision toward the fulfillment of learning outcomes. The dimensions "premises of nursing care" and "premises of learning" were highly correlated, indicating that a key component of a quality clinical learning environment is the quality of care delivered. The results suggest the need to modify educational strategies that foster desirable learning for students in response to workplace demands.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9520
ISSN: 14410745
Rights: © 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
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