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Providing nurse supervisors with a theoretical framework to support student learning during placement-based work integrated learning: a survey study

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Mather, C and McKay, A and Allen, P, Providing nurse supervisors with a theoretical framework to support student learning during placement-based work integrated learning: a survey study, Australian Journal of Clinical Education, 8, (1) pp. 1-22. ISSN 2207-4791 (2021) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

There is an absence of information about the efficacy of teaching techniques specifically used to prepare nurse supervisors in clinical teaching and supervision of students during placement based work integrated learning (WIL). For nurse supervisors to gain an understanding of the student perspective, participants undertook continuing professional development interactive simulation activities. This pre-post intervention study aimed to determine whether interactive simulation as an intervention was effective for preparing registered nurses (n=60) to support student learning during WIL. Furthermore, the research assessed whether the clinical reasoning cycle became integrated into nurse supervision practices on return to the workplace. There was a significant increase in post-workshop skill ratings compared to pre-workshop for all 19-item scores. At six-weeks follow-up, four items remained stable. For 15 of the 19 items there was a statistically significant downward shift in the spread of the data. However, median skill/knowledge scores were equivalent for 13 items. The findings showed inclusion of the clinical reasoning cycle using the same pedagogical framework students would experience during interactive simulation, improved nurse supervisorís skills and confidence ratings in the short-term. Further continuing professional development using interactive simulation may advance embedding of the theoretical framework and promote knowledge and skill retention.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:work integrated learning, supervision, simulation, nursing, student
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing workforce
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Mather, C (Dr Carey Mather)
UTAS Author:McKay, A (Mrs Angela McKay)
UTAS Author:Allen, P (Dr Penny Allen)
ID Code:142269
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2021-01-04
Last Modified:2021-01-18
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