Learning in the traditional-faculty supervised teaching Model: PART 1-The nursing students’ perspective

Florence Loyce Luhanga


Objective: The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions and experiences of nursing faculty, clinical instructors (CIs) and nursing students within the traditional faculty supervised model of clinical teaching. This article presents findings that explored the strengths and limitations of the traditional model in relation to student learning from the nursing students’ perspectives.

Methods: A qualitative descriptive design was used. Qualitative data were gathered through individual semi-structured interviews. Transcripts were analyzed using thematic content analysis.

Results and conclusions: Seven nursing students participated. Students perceived their experiences with the traditional model positively but noted that their learning experiences were dependent on CIs and the clinical settings. Strengths of the model included peer learning/support and support for novice students. Limitations of the model included high instructor-to-student ratios, missed learning opportunities while waiting for CI, and concerns with the evaluation process. Recommendations for improving the quality of clinical experiences are presented.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n3p89

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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