All in a day's work : student nurses' perceptions of their clinical learning experiences in a corporate workplace context

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dc.contributor.author Volschenk, Mariette
dc.contributor.author Van Heerden, B. B.
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Health Sciences. Centre for Health Science Education.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-22T07:29:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-22T07:29:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/3762
dc.description Thesis (MPhil (Centre for Health Science Education))--University of Stellenbosch, 2009.
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Exposure to the clinical learning environment forms an essential part of nursing education. Individual student perceptions of this multi-dimensional context can greatly influence their clinical learning experiences. Insight into these perceptions may assist nurse educators in facilitating optimal learning outcomes. Aim: The aim of this study was to promote an awareness of the possible impact of various aspects of the clinical learning environment and nursing students’ perceptions thereof, on their learning experiences; and to generate guidelines for facilitating optimal learning outcomes. Methods: A qualitative, interpretive study, investigating nine individual second-year nursing students, was undertaken in a private hospital in South Africa. Interview transcripts were thematically analyzed. Results: Four themes and eleven sub-themes emerged, highlighting the impact of student nurses’ perceptions of the various aspects of the clinical learning environment on their learning experiences. Discussion: The impact of students’ perceptions of the clinical learning environment on their learning experiences is discussed. Recommendations are provided for measures to increase the focus on student-centered learning in the selected clinical context. Conclusion: The challenge remains to best prepare students for the complexities and dynamics of the workplace learning environment, while at the same time modifying this environment to effectively meet students’ learning needs. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en_ZA en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch en_ZA
dc.subject Clinical learning experiences en_ZA
dc.subject Student nurses en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Health sciences education en
dc.subject Dissertations -- Health sciences education en
dc.subject Assignments -- Health sciences education en
dc.title All in a day's work : student nurses' perceptions of their clinical learning experiences in a corporate workplace context en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch


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