Keywords

nursing education, clinical placements, collaboration between education and practice, nurses' attitudes toward students

Abstract

This study is a replication and extension of Grindel and associates' 2001 study of the perceptions of staff nurses (psychiatric, perinatal, and medical/surgical) regarding the benefits of having students from a baccalaureate nursing program work in clinical agencies. Using the Nursing Students' Contributions to Clinical Agencies tool, the overall perception of students' contributions ranged from -4 to +5, with a mean of 2.50. The two highest ranked items were "allows opportunities for mentoring" and "threatens professional role development," indicating the ambivalence staff nurses feel toward nursing students. Qualitative data also demonstrated the benefits and challenges of working with students. Recommendations are made for the creation of a positive, nurturing learning environment through closer collaboration between nursing education and service.

Original Publication Citation

Matsumura, G., Palmer, S., Cox, A., & Callister, L. (2004). Staff nurse perceptions of the contributions of students to clinical agencies. Nursing Education Perspectives, 25(6), 297-303.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2004-11

Publisher

Nursing Education Perspectives

Language

English

College

Nursing

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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Other Nursing Commons

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