6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Title: Exploring the environment of clinical baccalaureate nursing students' education in Iran: A Qualitative Descriptive Study
Biography: Sepideh Mohammadi
Introduction: Today's students are the nurses of tomorrow. They need appropriate clinical learning opportunities in order to shape their professional identity, attitudes and values. Despite undeniable progresses of nursing education in Iran, the quality of the clinical education in Iran is not favorable. There is need to exploring the environment of clinical baccalaureate nursing students' education for developing, maintaining and enhancing the quality of clinical program. Method: this is a qualitative study and was conducted base on content analysis multimethod design. Data collected by individual interviews, focus groups and direct observations. 54 nursing students and 8 clinical educators from the four geographically diverse universities in the Iran composed the study sample. A purposive sampling was used. Result: five themes were emerged from data analysis including; Ambiguity in the nursing care role, Routine-based nursing care, Uncritical and dependent thinking climate, Incompetency of clinical educators and Patient education as important component of nursing. Conclusions: The findings of this study describe a clearer understanding of the real environment of the clinical education in Iran. All of themes that emerged from the study play an important role in student learning and nursing education. It is crucial to pay more attention to reconsider care concept as an operational component of nursing, maximize meaningful learning opportunities, reevaluate clinical instructor as role models and preparation effective operational plan to combine theoretical and evidence based knowledge with clinical practice.