Effects of a collaborative clinical practicum on clinical practice ability and teaching effectiveness among nursing students

Chun-Ja Kim, Jee-Won Park, Se-Won Kang

Abstract


Background: This study investigates the effects of a collaborative clinical practicum for adult health nursing on clinical practice ability and teaching effectiveness among nursing students, using a non-equivalent control group pre-test-post-test design.

Methods: Participants were 52 junior nursing students taking a two-credit clinical practicum course for adult health nursing at a nursing college in South Korea. Students in the two intervention groups participated in a collaborative clinical practicum, which included a 16- or 32-h preceptorship with the usual practicum, whereas those in the control group received the usual practicum by only the instructor.

Results: The intervention group with a 32-h preceptorship had the highest score for clinical practice ability and teaching effectiveness.

Conclusions: The results justify an increase in the number of preceptorship hours for junior undergraduate students in an adult nursing practicum.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/jnep.v3n12p143

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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