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

GÜL Ş., Arslan S., Erkuş Küçükkelepçe G.

Archives of Health Science and Research, vol.9, no.1, pp.9-14, 2022 (Scopus) identifier


© 2022 Archives of Health Science and Research. All rights reserved.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.