Nursing Students Challenges at Educational and Clinical Environment

Niaz Fatima, M. Hussain, M. Afzal, M. Amir Gilani


Introduction: Nursing students are facing a series of challenges progressively in the clinical practices as well as in education system. The influence of these challenges is on their learning skills. Gape between theoretical leaning and its implementation during the course of training has impact on nursing student’s empowerment. Nursing students have emphasizes on education which taught by preceptor during their training but afterword in their practice and but clinical experience has been totally difference. Nursing students conduct their clinical practice in various kinds of clinical settings. The clinical learning environment is essential for students to most likely accomplish desired learning outcomes.Methods: Descriptive cross sectional study design was used. Study conducted on nursing students and total population for this research work 160 nursing students of Allama Iqbal Medical College at Jinnah Hospital, Lahore.Results: The findings of this research indicated that from the participant’s point of views were follow as, the most important challenge in the educational environment were educator follow traditional ways of teaching in their nursing care (97.1%),no application of theoretical aspects of the nursing process in practice  (69.6%), there is a gap between practice and education system (98.1%), the use of practice were follow as :there is a major difference what they were taught in class is similar what they practice at clinical environment  (95.8%), student not received  constructive feedback from nurse educator/clinical facilitator during accompaniment (96.2%).Conclusions: The gap between the theory and practice was an important finding. Practical-orientation and traditional view of educators, students and nurses about clinical competency based on practical skills that reduced the need of practice based on knowledge and research.  Efforts to reduce the problems between the theory and practice in academic and clinical environment are needed to improve training of student nurses. Also education of professionalism and action based on work environment may be useful.

Keywords- Challenges, Nursing students, Educational environment, Clinical environment

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/62-06

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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