Comparsion between nursing students and trainers viewpoints about clinical education environment in Islamic Azad university of Yazd, in the year 2006.


naiire salmani 1 , * , Hengameh Amirian 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: salmani N, Amirian H . Comparsion between nursing students and trainers viewpoints about clinical education environment in Islamic Azad university of Yazd, in the year 2006., Strides Dev Med Educ. 2007 ; 3(1):e57849.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 3 (1); e57849
Published Online: July 01, 2006
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 09, 2017
Accepted: April 01, 2006




Background: Clinical education environment is a place for improving clinical skills of nursing
students and preparing them for working in the hospital. Studies have shown that students’
expectation of their clinical education environment is different from what exists in reality. That is,
they are always looking for a better learning environment. Therefore, finding any factor affecting
clinical learning is essential in planning clinical education programs.
Objectives: To compare nursing students’ and their instructors’ viewpoints about clinical
education environment.
Methods: In this descriptive study, 119 nursing students and 14 instructors in Islamic University
of Yazd were randomly selected. Data gathering tool was a two-part questionnaire. The first part
included demographic features and the second part included items for viewpoint assessment. This
part contained items about “the relationship between students and their instructors”, “the presence
of learning opportunities in hospital”, “support of students by instructors” and “hospital facilities”.
Results: Clinical education environment was poor according to 11%, moderate according to 77%
and good according to 12% of the students, while it was evaluated as being moderate by 50% and
good by 50% of the instructors and there was significant statistical difference between the two
groups in their viewpoints about clinical education environment.(p=0.001). In addition to the total
score, in three domains “instructor-student relationship”, “learning opportunities” and support of
students by instructor” had better viewpoints comparing to the students (p=0.001).
Conclusion: The differences between instructors’ and nursing students' viewpoints about the
condition of clinical education environment is important and identifying these differences, can
help recognizing key problems of clinical education environment.


Viewpoints Nursing students Trainers Clinical education environment

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