Student Perceptions of Clinical Instructor Characteristics Affecting Clinical Experiences

Deanna Reising, Breya James, Ben Morse

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Abstract

AIM The purpose of this study was to explore and describe students' perceptions of clinical instructor characteristics that affect their clinical experiences. BACKGROUND Clinical instructors can have a profound impact on student clinical experiences, yet little is known about what clinical instructor characteristics promote and hinder quality clinical experiences from the student perspective. METHOD A multisite prospective, descriptive exploratory design was used. RESULTS Students ranked instructor knowledge and support as the highest desirable characteristics, followed by patience, creating challenges, enthusiasm, and organization. Emerging themes from the content analysis revealed that the ability of the instructor to convey knowledge, demonstrate professionalism, and exhibit enthusiasm and caring were key characteristics that influence the clinical experience. CONCLUSION Nurse educators can use the results of this study to target hiring and placing of desired characteristics of clinical instructors and to support mentoring programs that promote clinical teaching excellence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-9
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Education Perspectives
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Clinical Teaching
  • Instructor Characteristics
  • Teaching Effectiveness

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Student Perceptions of Clinical Instructor Characteristics Affecting Clinical Experiences. / Reising, Deanna; James, Breya; Morse, Ben.

In: Nursing Education Perspectives, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 4-9.

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