STUDENT NURSES’ PERCEIVED GAPS IN CLINICAL INSTRUCTION AT MACHAKOS LEVEL-5 HOSPITAL AND CHOGORIA MISSION HOSPITAL, EASTERN REGION OF KENYA: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY

  • Kaloki L N Kenya Medical Training College-Machakos campus
  • Mutunga-Mwenda C S Mount Kenya University
  • Omondi E Kenya Methodist University
Keywords: Clinical nurse instructor, preparedness, nurse student

Abstract

Background: Clinical instruction involves teaching students in the clinical area by qualified nurses (clinical instructors) focusing on the care of patients’ needs. It is a personal relationship between a student and clinical instructor. As opposed to classroom teaching which involves learning theory in a classroom setting, clinical instruction prepares students to integrate their previously acquired classroom knowledge with clinical skills and competencies Purpose: The purpose of this study was to establish level of clinical Nurses’ preparedness in clinical instruction skills at Machakos level-5 and Chogoria Mission Hospitals, Eastern Region of Kenya Design: A descriptive cross-sectional study done at Machakos Chogoria Mission Hospitals. Methods: The target population included all student nurses from Chogoria School of nursing and KMTC Machakos. A sampling frame of nursing students from the two training institutions to obtain a random sample of 113 senior nursing students to participate in this study. Self-administered semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Results: Student nurses perceived gaps in nurses’ ability to demonstrate a number of effective clinical instruction skills such as timely constructive feedback, response to students’ questions, and nurses’ organization in their wok among others, Conclusion: Findings from this study demonstrate that lack of supervision, delayed feedback and unavailability of nurses to respond to student questions contributed to inadequate clinical instruction among nursing students.

Author Biographies

Kaloki L N, Kenya Medical Training College-Machakos campus

Department of Nursing

Kenya Medical Training College-Machakos campus

Mutunga-Mwenda C S, Mount Kenya University

Department of Nursing, 

Mount Kenya University

Omondi E, Kenya Methodist University

Deparment of nursing, 

Kenya Methodist University

Published
2017-03-31
How to Cite
L N, K., C S, M.-M., & E, O. (2017, March 31). STUDENT NURSES’ PERCEIVED GAPS IN CLINICAL INSTRUCTION AT MACHAKOS LEVEL-5 HOSPITAL AND CHOGORIA MISSION HOSPITAL, EASTERN REGION OF KENYA: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY. EPH - International Journal of Medical and Health Science (ISSN: 2456 - 6063), 3(3), 01-09. Retrieved from https://ephjournal.com/index.php/mhs/article/view/198