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Nursing students��� clinical performance issues and the facilitator's perspective: A scoping review

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Clinical placement experience is an integral component of nursing education as students acquire the essential knowledge and skills through learning in a supervised clinical environment. The role of the facilitator is pivotal to ensure students are practising safely and competently. The aim of this review was to explore the clinical performance issues identified by clinical facilitators, examine the relationship between students' academic and clinical performance, and factors influencing performance and attrition. A scoping review was undertaken to identify relevant literature, emerging themes and gaps in the literature, searching five electronic databases for primary and secondary papers, and the grey literature. No date limit was set for the review. Fifteen papers met the inclusion criteria. The top three themes relating to clinical performance issues included: i) Poor communication skills, ii) Inadequate knowledge or clinical incompetence and, iii) Unprofessional behaviour. The review also identified the relationship between academic and clinical performance, and negative experiences influencing students��� decisions to leave the course. This scoping review highlighted the paucity of literature relating to clinical performance from the perspective of the facilitator, as well as the relationship between student characteristics and clinical performance and attrition.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Rojo, J., Ramjan, L. M., Hunt, L., & Salamonson, Y. (2020). Nursing students��� clinical performance issues and the facilitator's perspective: A scoping review. Nurse Education in Practice, 48. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102890

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85091675210

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 48

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Clinical placement experience is an integral component of nursing education as students acquire the essential knowledge and skills through learning in a supervised clinical environment. The role of the facilitator is pivotal to ensure students are practising safely and competently. The aim of this review was to explore the clinical performance issues identified by clinical facilitators, examine the relationship between students' academic and clinical performance, and factors influencing performance and attrition. A scoping review was undertaken to identify relevant literature, emerging themes and gaps in the literature, searching five electronic databases for primary and secondary papers, and the grey literature. No date limit was set for the review. Fifteen papers met the inclusion criteria. The top three themes relating to clinical performance issues included: i) Poor communication skills, ii) Inadequate knowledge or clinical incompetence and, iii) Unprofessional behaviour. The review also identified the relationship between academic and clinical performance, and negative experiences influencing students��� decisions to leave the course. This scoping review highlighted the paucity of literature relating to clinical performance from the perspective of the facilitator, as well as the relationship between student characteristics and clinical performance and attrition.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Rojo, J., Ramjan, L. M., Hunt, L., & Salamonson, Y. (2020). Nursing students��� clinical performance issues and the facilitator's perspective: A scoping review. Nurse Education in Practice, 48. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102890

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85091675210

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 48

Issue


Place Of Publication