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the clinical setting entails role modelling, influencing others, improving care and considering situational leadership particularly when in communication with different parties in all situations1. Practice based learning, on the other hand, helps in providing experience and serves a pivotal role in development of skills among students in interacting with their families and patients2. The students assist in interpersonal, technical, psychomotor and communication skills. Practice based learning gives students an opportunity to link practice and theory while promoting professional identity development. By ensuring that specific standards are dully met alongside the assessment in practice, practice based learning, effectively ensures students are well informed for practice before registration. Because of the vocation nature of the nurses’ jobs, practice based learning serves a crucial role in the professionalism of nursing and it helps in safeguarding the public, as well as in assessment of the clinical competency of the nurses. This study analyses the factors that impact on how students integrate into the practice setting, as well as the assessment and accountability processes in the learning practice.
There are five factors that impact on how students integrate into the practice settings. These are orienting the learner to the practice setting, encouraging the patient acceptance of the learner and the role of the practice as a teaching facility, adapting the patient schedule while working with the learner, keeping the flow going, and finding some time to teach the students3.
The efficient and effective orientation includes the establishment of a system that can orient learners to help assure the teacher that he or she will be able to cover all the relevant points with each learner. Some preceptors tend to use checklist in reminding the learners of the topics that are to be covered while clarifying his or her expectation4. If learners are made to be available
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It simply describes or defines the active challenges faced by a researcher or a practitioner by outlining the problem that will be addressed in the study. A problem statement should fully describe a problem so that other people can know that there is indeed a problem and how it has been addressed by the researcher.
According to the paper in order to understand the need for the nursing it is important to understand their role. The word ‘nurse’ is derived from the Latin word and it means to nourish or cherish. The foundation for this profession is based on the Nightingale’s views that formulated a definite direction to the nursing theory and stressed upon the need for education and training.
It is evident that any curriculum definition one way or another puts emphasis on the learning process, gained knowledge and skills, subject content and students’ comprehensive learning experience. In designing an appropriate course curriculum, an essential process needs to be considered including which curriculum model is most suitable for the needs of the learner.
Learning is a lifelong, dynamic process through which people acquire new skills, or knowledge that end up altering their actions, thoughts, attitudes, as well as feelings (Bastable, 2008). Learning often enables individuals to adapt to the changing circumstances, and it is thus essential in health care, whether for students who are in the process of acquiring skills and information necessary to be a nurse, for families and patients who grapple with different ways of improving their health in order to adjust their health conditions, or for other health care staff learning and devising better approaches to treating, as well as educating patients along with each other.
Nursing is an honorable career that ought not to be treated as job meant to make someone rich, but rather as a calling to serve humanity. The American Nurses Association defines nursing as the protection, promotion, and prevention of illnesses and injuries in a bid to alleviate suffering through diagnosis and treatment (Kikuchi and Simmons, 1994).
person, as related to philosophy, is based on a key characteristic: ‘that one lives oneself and decides about oneself’ (Tischner, Zycinski, & McLean 1994, p.7). The above definition can incorporate a series of additional characteristics, related to the term person, as, for