Strides in Development of Medical Education

Document Type : Original Article


1 M.Sc. in Nursing, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran

2 Ph.D. in Curriculum Planning, Associate Professor, Department of Medical Education AND Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

3 Ph.D. Student in Nursing, Student Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran


Background & Objective: In nursing clinical education due to its importance is known as the heart of professional education One of the skills taught in the clinical environment is nursing procedures Studies show that even students who have complete theoretical knowledge are unable to provide care and perform the required skills at the clients bedside independently Thus the present study was carried out with the aim to reveal the problems and challenges of nursing students in nursing procedures training Methods: This descriptiveexploratory study was conducted with qualitative approach in 2016 The study participants consisted of 12 students from the School of Nursing Purposive sampling was conducted until data saturation Data were collected through interviews All interviews were taperecorded handwritten and analyzed line by line To analyze the data conventional content analysis was used Results: From the interviews 5 main categories and 17 subcategories which represent students experiences of the challenges of nursing procedures training were extracted The categories included the transition from skill lab to practice discrepancies between education and clinical practice fears practice of clinical instructor and students characteristics Conclusion: Students are only able to perform the correct nursing procedures when the appropriate training is provided Considering the entrance behavior of students attracting and employing experienced clinical teachers and improving the learning environment can help in overcoming the obstacles expressed by students


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