Structured Clinical Teaching Initiatives: A Preparation for First Year Nursing Students as First Timer in the Clinical Placement
Received Date: Nov 09, 2017 / Accepted Date: Nov 23, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 01, 2017
Clinical learning is a fundamental element in nursing curricula from the sourcing of appropriate experiences for students to national board registration requirements and workforce requirements. For nursing students, the first year of their first semester experience of being in the clinical area is daunting and the exposure to caring for life is overbearing for them. Students are very scared of making mistakes and harming the patients. Good clinical nursing environment is not only plays an important role in the development of the students’ competency but also their confidence, organizational skills, and practical preparedness. The purpose of this study was to prepare the first year nursing students the confidence level through structured clinical teaching initiatives, called CNI. This is a Quasi Experimental one group pre and post-test design. Samples had been selected from 30 students of the Diploma of Nursing program in First Year and First Semester. CNI emphasized the structured clinical teaching and supervision for three consecutive semesters from Semester 1 to Semester 3. Results revealed that, students exhibited high selfconfidence level after the implementation of CNI especially in delivery of patient care. The students’ ability to listen, to recognize, to identify health issues even from non-verbal cues on patients’ problem was one of the highest achievements after the implementation of the CNI. In conclusion, a structured program on how to guide students learning in the clinical placement will improve the confidence level especially for the beginners and no matter how weak the guideline is, it’s really worth it.
Keywords: Clinical nursing; Clinical nursing initiatives; Nursing; Nursing student; Self worth
Citation: Yen WP, Abidin NRZ, Mansor NH, Annamma K, Hassan H (2017) Structured Clinical Teaching Initiatives: A Preparation for First Year Nursing Students as First Timer in the Clinical Placement. J Nurs Care 6: 435. Doi: 10.4172/2167-1168.1000435
Copyright: © 2017 Yen WP, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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