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International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Abstract

Accepting the role of clinical instructor by PhD graduates of nursing: A qualitative study

Author(s): Usef Haghighi Moghadam, Foroozan Atashzadeh-Shoorideh, Abbas Abbaszadeh and Aram feizi

The importance of accepting the role as a key phenomenon in mental health of people, job satisfaction and desire to develop the qualitative and quantitative services have been known since a long time ago. PhD graduates of nursing have a key role in the qualitative and quantitative development of clinical nursing education but they earn no clinical skills in their courses. The present study has been conducted aimed to understand the experience of accepting the role of clinical instructor by this group of graduates. This study is a qualitative description which was conducted in order to get a rich and deep understanding of nurses' experiences in the field of acceptance of their roles as clinical instructors. Face to face and semi-structured interviews and a total of 19 interviews with participants were implemented to reach the complete saturation of data. The Conventional Content Analysis method was used in this study to collect and analyze data. Three main themes were identified in this study which were included: challenge of excellence, need to obtain professional identity and intelligent management. The experiences of participants suggested the use of intelligent management in the form of making professional authority or being away from practice in the rout of their role as the clinical instructor. According to this study, revision of curriculum content of PhD course of nursing and supporting the graduates and developing the clinical status seem necessary.


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