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Nursing students' assessment of the learning environment in different clinical settings
Department of Health Sciences, Karlstad University, Sweden.
School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
School of Health, University of Borås, Borås, Sweden.
University of Skövde, School of Health and Education. University of Skövde, Health and Education. (Äldre och långvariga hälsoproblem, Older Adults and Long-Term Health Problems)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9194-3244
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2014 (English)In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 14, no 3, 304-310 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Nursing students perform their clinical practice in different types of clinical settings. The clinical learning environment is important for students to be able to achieve desired learning outcomes. Knowledge is lacking about the learning environment in different clinical settings. Aim: The aim was to compare the learning environment in different clinical settings from the perspective of the nursing students. Design: A cross-sectional study with comparative design was conducted. Method: Data was collected from 185 nursing students at three universities by means of a questionnaire involving the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher (CLES + T) evaluation scale. An open-ended question was added in order to ascertain reasons for dissatisfaction with the clinical placement. Results: The nursing students' satisfaction with the placement did not differ between clinical settings. However, those with clinical placement in hospital departments agreed more strongly that sufficient meaningful learning situations occurred and that learning situations were multi-dimensional. Some students reported that the character of the clinical setting made it difficult to achieve the learning objectives. Conclusion: In the planning of the clinical placement, attention must be paid to whether the setting offers the student a meaningful learning situation where the appropriate learning outcome may be achieved. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 14, no 3, 304-310 p.
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Clinical learning environment, Clinical placement, Nursing education research, Nursing students
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Medical sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-8749DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2013.11.005ISI: 000349568100015PubMedID: 24355802ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902169054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-8749DiVA: diva2:687512

Correspondence Address: Bisholt, B.; Department of Health Sciences, Karlstad University, S-651 88 Karlstad, Swedenemail: birgitta.bisholt@kau.se

Available from: 2014-01-14 Created: 2014-01-14 Last updated: 2016-04-21Bibliographically approved

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