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pdf icon Nursing students’ experiences of the clinical learning environment in Norwegian nursing homes: a cross-sectional study

Adriana Rosenberg, Anne Marie Lunde Husebø, Kristin A. Laugaland, Ingunn Aase
University of Stavanger, Faculty of Health Studies, Department of Quality and Health Technology

Abstract

ROSENBERG, A. – HUSEBØ, A. M. – LAUGALAND, A. K. – AASE, I.  Nursing students’ experiences of the clinical learning environment in Norwegian nursing homes: a cross-sectional study. In Ošetrovateľstvo: teória, výskum, vzdelávanie [online], 2019, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 70-78. Available on: http://www.osetrovatelstvo.eu/archiv/2019-rocnik-9/cislo-2/nursing-students-experiences-of-the-clinical-learning-environment-in-norwegian-nursing-homes-a-cross-sectional-study.

Aim: The aim of this study is twofold: (1) to explore nursing students’ learning experiences and satisfaction with the learning environment in nursing homes in a Norwegian context and (2) to compare perceptions of the learning environment related to socio-demographic characteristics (age, gender, nationality, previous work experience) and supervisory conditions (organisation of supervision, frequency of supervision in the department).

Methods and sample: The study used Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher (CLES+T) evaluation scale to investigate nursing students learning experiences and satisfaction with the clinical learning environment in nursing home placements and explore relationship with socio-demographic characteristics and supervisory conditions. The sample consisted of first-year nursing students completed 8-weeks nursing home practice period in 2018.

Results: The analysis revealed statistically significant differences in evaluating the clinical learning environment between students with or without previous healthcare work experience. The results indicate that the students placed in in small-scale nursing homes.

Conclusions: The students reported overall satisfaction with the learning environment. We substantiated that ward-based factors such as the culture of the clinical workplace appeared to have the strongest influence on student satisfaction. Students’ characteristics affect their learning experience, and supervision should be adapted to each student.

Key words: nursing students, clinical learning environment, Norwegian nursing home

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Contact

Adriana Rosenberg, RN, MSc, PhD

Department of Quality and Health Technology
Faculty of Health Studies, University of Stavanger
Kjell Arholmsgt. 41
4021, Stavanger
Norway
E-mail: adriana.rosenberg@uis.no

Received: 14th October 2018
Accepted: 15th November 2018