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Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of their clinical learning environment

Dunn, Sandra V. and Hansford, Brian (1997). Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of their clinical learning environment. Journal of Advanced Nursing,25(6):1299-1306.

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Title Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of their clinical learning environment
Author Dunn, Sandra V.
Hansford, Brian
Journal Name Journal of Advanced Nursing
Publication Date 1997
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 6
ISSN 0309-2402   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 1299
End Page 1306
Total Pages 8
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Abstract The clinical learning environment (CLE) is an interactive network of forces influencing student learning outcomes in the clinical setting. This study used mixed methods to identify factors characterizing students' perceptions of the CLE. The sample consisted of 229 undergraduate students in the second or third year of their biophysical nursing strand. The five subscales of the Clinical Learning Environment Scale, ‘Staff-student relationships’, ‘nurse manager commitment’, ‘patient relationships’, ‘student satisfaction’ and ‘hierarchy and ritual’, were supported by qualitative data obtained from student interviews. Interpersonal relationships between the participants in the CLE were crucial to the development of a positive learning environment. Student satisfaction with the CLE was both a result of, and influential in creation, a positive learning environment. Nurse educators, clinical venues, and all others participating in the undergraduate nursing students' clinical education, must colloborate in order to crate a CLE which promotes the development of well-educated registered nurses capable of providing safe, cost-effective patient care.
Keywords Scale
Faculty, Nursing
Students, Nursing
Factor analysis
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.1997.19970251299.x   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
Additional Notes Accepted manuscript pp.1-14


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