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Knowledge and Attitude Towards Nursing Clinical Preceptorship Among Nurse Educators Working In Teaching Institutions In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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dc.contributor.advisor Mengistu, Daniel (Assistant Professor)
dc.contributor.author Admassu, Andreas
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-05T12:08:44Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-05T12:08:44Z
dc.date.issued 2015-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/6700
dc.description.abstract Background: Despite being a primary target of nursing education, clinical skills are still major areas of concern among students and novice graduates alike. Clinical preceptorship in nursing is a teaching and guidance program where students are paired with an experienced nurse in the clinical environment to equip them with clinical skills and nursing values. Since nurse educators are one of the primarily responsible bodies for its effective implementation and eventual success, this study assessed their knowledge and attitude towards clinical preceptorship. Objectives: To assess the knowledge and attitude towards nursing clinical preceptorship among nurse educators working in teaching institutions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: The study was conducted in Addis Ababa and used an institution-based descriptive cross-sectional study method mixed with qualitative approaches. 109 nurse educators participated in the quantitative data gathering while an in-depth interview with five participants involved in nursing education was used for qualitative data gathering. Results: Among the educators, 43.1% were found to be knowledgeable about nursing clinical preceptorship and its concepts whereas 96.3% had favorable attitude towards clinical preceptorship. A statistically significant association was found between the knowledge of educators towards preceptorship and their educational qualifications together with their teaching experiences. In-depth interviews revealed the existence of a theory-practice gap while shortage of facilities for clinical practice were the main challenges for clinical teachings. Role of nurse educators in clinical practice was also reported to be minimal. Conclusion and Recommendation: Less than half of the educators were found to have adequate knowledge towards nursing clinical preceptorship whereas the outlook towards it remains almost exclusively favorable. Additionally, clinical practical attachments of students is faced with a variety of challenges. Teaching institutions should focus on enhancing clinical skills of students and alleviate the problems it faces while hospitals and healthcare institutions should play their part in producing competent nursing workforce. Further studies related to clinical preceptorship and related matters is highly recommended. Keywords: Clinical Preceptorship, Clinical practice, Nurse Educator, Preceptor, Knowledge, Attitude en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject Clinical Preceptorship en_US
dc.subject Clinical practice en_US
dc.subject Nurse Educator en_US
dc.subject Preceptor en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.title Knowledge and Attitude Towards Nursing Clinical Preceptorship Among Nurse Educators Working In Teaching Institutions In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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