Preceptorship and critical thinking in nursing education

Preceptorship and critical thinking in nursing education

Currently, there is no formal structure of educating preceptors in Ghana [ 5 ]. Myrick, Preceptorship and critical thinking in nursing education [Ph. Standards for preceptors can be set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council through a curriculum for preceptorship [ 14 ].

The literature written in English was considered in this review. Feedbacks from students about CTP are positive [ 8 ]. A survey by Aguwe et al. The CNS provides students with client assignments [ 8 ].

Abstract Clinical education is an essential component of the education of nursing students. Papers used in this review were published between and There is need for increased research on preceptorship in terms of its effectiveness on students learning in Ghana. While preceptorship has been shown to facilitate the transitional socialisation of student nurses to graduate nurses [ 33 ], there still remains inconclusive evidence regarding the effect of preceptorship on the clinical performance of nursing students in the practice setting [ 34 ].

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The CNS keeps the faculty abreast with current student performances [ 8 ]. A study conducted by Jackson [ 27 ] showed that students who were taught by faculty involved in clinical practice of CTP scored higher in three areas: Nursing schools should also modify their policy of clinical nursing education to incorporate CTP.

Preceptorship should be redefined by nursing education programs in partnership with the Ministry of Health and representatives from health care agencies. The study showed that relationships between new graduates and their preceptors played a key role in the development of critical thinking skills in new graduate nurses, and specific practical implications were suggested.

The purpose of this paper was to review preceptorship and clinical teaching partnership CTP and make recommendations for improving clinical nursing education in Ghana. For preceptorship to become an effective clinical component of nursing education in Ghana, there must be a strong collaboration between nursing schools and health service, where preceptors and faculty members are regularly educated on the collaborative preceptorship model.

Louis, Mo, USA, Preceptors are expected to be clinical experts, willing to teach and to be able to teach effectively [ 13 ].

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Planning and education are facilitated through planned orientations and educational sessions [ 8 ]. The dominant clinical education model used in Ghana is the preceptorship model [ 5 ]. View at Google Scholar A.

In a collaborative model of preceptorship, the preceptor, faculty, and student form a triad to facilitate the student acquisition of clinical competence [ 12 ].

The Importance of Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing

Though clinical teaching partnership CTP is regarded as positive, its application in Ghana is yet to be explored by nursing schools. Clinical nursing education prepares students for their professional roles and affords them opportunities for applying the knowledge, concepts, and skills they have learned in classrooms [ 2 ].

However clinical nursing education in Ghana is currently facing challenges of poor working relations between hospitals and health training institutions, inadequate preceptor preparations, and inadequate faculty supervisions.

The effect of preceptor behavior on the critical thinking skills of new graduate nurses in the intensive care unit. Clinical education is a fundamental phenomenon that holds great importance for nursing education [ 2 ].

APNs in collaboration with faculty will be in the ideal position to provide leadership in implementing clinical research, which is severely limited in Ghana.

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View at Google Scholar J.Although preceptorship is being used increasingly by nursing faculty in the practice setting, little is known about how preceptors teach and even less is known about how critical thinking is being fostered in that relationship.

This study provides data that could revitalize the preceptor/learner relationship and in turn influence future preceptorship programmes in graduate nursing education. Aim. The purpose of this study was to examine the preceptorship experience and its role in the enhancement of critical thinking in graduate nursing education.

Design. Critical Thinking Skills vs. Critical Thinking Disposition Critical Thinking Skills are the cognitive processes that are involved in critical thinking Critical Thinking Disposition is the attitudes, habits of. education. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31 (2), Lunney, M.

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Current knowledge related to intelligence and thinking with implications for the development and use of case studies. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 19 (4), Pandey, K (, August 13).

Critical thinking in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, v41 n4 p Apr Interviews with six nursing students and their clinical preceptors revealed an enabling process through which preceptors foster critical thinking. Journal of Nursing Education, v41 n4 p Apr Interviews with six nursing students and their clinical preceptors revealed an enabling process through which preceptors foster critical thinking.

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