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Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, v15 n4 p305-319 2014

The purpose of this study was to compare the experiences of a group of Swedish and two Finnish groups of student nurses (n = 86) on the quality of clinical education over time. The data was collected using an instrument including four factors. In the comparison of the years 2009, 2010 and 2011/2012 (n = 86), there were no statistically significant differences between years in the whole data. In year 2009 Swedish students (n = 41) evaluated clinical preception and learning in clinical education lower than Finnish students (n = 45). In the year 2010 Finnish students' evaluated clinical preception lower than Swedish students. In year 2011/2012 Swedish students evaluated learning objectives in clinical education lower than Finnish students. The follow-up group and the dropout group did not differ from each other regarding the background variables or reports on the quality of clinical education.

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nursing Students, Undergraduate Students, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Educational Quality, Followup Studies, Comparative Analysis, Student Experience, Behavioral Objectives, Questionnaires, Reflection, Learning, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales, Factor Analysis

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Author: Melender, Hanna-Leena; Jonsén, Elisabeth; Hilli, Yvonne

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2573&id=EJ1113560







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