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Clinical Nurses’ Opinions on Education of Nursing Students: Qualitative Study


Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Nursing, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Munzur University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tunceli, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Adıyaman University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Adıyaman, Turkey

Arch Health Sci Res 2022; 9: 9-14
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2022.21068
Read: 422 Downloads: 244 Published: 25 February 2022

Objectives: This study is conducted to explore clinical nurses’ experiences and perspectives regarding the clinical education of nursing students using Benner’s theory.

Materials and Methods: Qualitative design was used in this study. A purposive sample of 15 nurses was recruited from both public and university hospitals in 3 cities in the central, eastern, and southeastern areas of the country. A qualitative thematic analysis was conducted.

Results: The thematic analysis revealed 3 themes: (a) characteristics of nurses as instructor, (b) nurses’ roles and responsibilities in nursing education, and (c) the factors affecting the effectiveness of clinical education themes emerged.

Conclusion: Clinical nurses have important roles and responsibilities in increasing the effectiveness of nursing education. The personality traits, roles, and responsibilities of clinical nurses affect the learning of nursing students. Clinical nurses should be trained to guide nursing students.

Cite this article as: Gül Ş, Arslan S, Erkuş Küçükkelepçe G. Clinical nurses’ opinions on education of nursing students: Qualitative study. Arch Health Sci Res. 2022; 9(1): 9-14. 

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