Volume 2, Issue 3 (winter 2017)                   SJNMP 2017, 2(3): 21-30 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.29252/sjnmp.2.3.3

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Introduction and Aim: Clinical education is an activity that facilitates learning in clinical settings. In this process, students are working with their clinical instructors. The aim of this study was to determine the viewpoints of nursing and midwifery students about the specific characteristics of clinical teachers.
Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. The study population included nursing and midwifery students of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences and Islamic Azad University of Sanandaj, among whom 660 were selected as samples. The data collection tool was a two-part questionnaire. The first part of the study was demographic characteristics of the samples and the second part of the questionnaire included 47 items that included effective factors on personal character and professional competence in nursing and midwifery students. A quotient classification method was used to collect data. Collected data was analyzed using SPSS software version 20. Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis statistical tests were used to examine the relationship between variables.
Findings: The highest and lowest mean scores obtained were 4.74 ± 1.32 and 4.37 ± 1.18 related to individual character and professional competence, respectively. The mean score of female students was higher than male students, and this difference was statistically significant (p <0.001). There was a significant difference between the marital status and the areas of teaching ability (p = 0.02), evaluation (p = 0.03) and interpersonal communication (p = 0.04).
Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that clinical educators should have characteristics such as appropriate personality, good teaching ability, strong professional competence, high communication ability and proper assessment of students.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/11/29 | Revised: 2019/07/7 | Accepted: 2017/11/29 | Published: 2017/11/29 | ePublished: 2017/11/29