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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2012;18(1):25-33.
Published online December 31, 2011.
Nursing Students' Needs for Clinical Nursing Education
Kown, In-Soo;Seo, Yeong-Mi;
1College of Nursing, Gyeongsang National University
2Department of Nursing, Dongseo University
임상실습 교육에 대한 간호학생의 요구
권인수, 서영미
1경상대학교 간호대학
2동서대학교 간호학과
In order to know where to begin, where to focus and how to tailor training and support, nurse educators usually start their work with an assessment of student needs. The purpose of this study was to investigate the needs of nursing students for clinical nursing education. Methods: The participants were 344 nursing students who had experienced clinical practice for one or more years. The instrument was established by a literature review and verified by 9 experts. Data was analyzed using the SPSS program and content analysis. Results: Clinical nursing educational needs of the nursing students were as follows. In preparation for clinical practice, the need for the 'open-lab of fundamental nursing practice' was the highest. In the needs to the clinical nurse educator, nursing students strongly demanded that the clinical teachers show cooperation and respect for students. In the nursing activities, nursing students demanded nursing activities, which included doing measurements, managing infection and nursing responsibilities. Conclusion: To achieve the goals of education, it is important to understand the opinions of students. Therefore, these results will contribute to improving clinical nursing education to achieve nursing competency as a professional nurse.
Key Words: Clinical nursing education, Need

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