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Should We Be Trained to Train? Nursing Students’ and Newly Qualified Nurses’ Perception on Good Lecturers and Good Clinical Preceptors

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Department of Nursing, Universidad de Jaén, 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Servicio Andaluz de Salud, 23007 Jaén, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(24), 4885; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16244885
Received: 1 November 2019 / Revised: 24 November 2019 / Accepted: 2 December 2019 / Published: 4 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nursing Research)
Background: The reform of the Spanish higher education studies from the Bologna Declaration did not entail the necessary changes in the teaching methodologies used. The clinical preceptor emerged as the main guiding professional in the practical training of nursing students. The aim of this qualitative study was to understand fourth-year nursing students’ and newly qualified nurses’ (NQNs) perception on their lecturers’ and clinical preceptors’ effectiveness. Methods: Exploratory, descriptive qualitative study was carried out at a Spanish University. By convenience sampling and according to defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, twelve newly qualified nurses and twelve fourth-year students of the Degree in Nursing were included in order to contrast the results. A thematic analysis of data was carried out, to later be coded by two researchers. Results: Two main themes were identified: the good lecturer and the good clinical preceptor, with several subthemes in each. These included the characteristics that both should have, both in teaching, nursing and interpersonal-relation skills. Conclusions: The need of preceptorship training programs has been highlighted in our context. Educators all over the world should be properly qualified in order to train and educate competent nurses for the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: educational nursing research; nursing students; preceptorship; nursing faculty practice; evaluation studies; qualitative research educational nursing research; nursing students; preceptorship; nursing faculty practice; evaluation studies; qualitative research
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Martínez-Linares, J.M.; Parra-Sáez, C.; Tello-Liébana, C.; López-Entrambasaguas, O.M. Should We Be Trained to Train? Nursing Students’ and Newly Qualified Nurses’ Perception on Good Lecturers and Good Clinical Preceptors. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4885.

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