The Evaluation of Some Academic Nursing Lessons Application in Clinical Practice from Recruiting Nurses' Point of View in Some Selected Hospitals in Isfahan


Mehrdad Azarbarzin 1 , *

1 Iran

How to Cite: Azarbarzin M. The Evaluation of Some Academic Nursing Lessons Application in Clinical Practice from Recruiting Nurses' Point of View in Some Selected Hospitals in Isfahan, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2008 ; 4(2):e58524.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 4 (2); e58524
Published Online: January 25, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 23, 2017
Accepted: September 19, 2007




Background & Objective: Nursing is a combination of knowledge and art and all aspects of
theoretical and practical teaching of nursing must emphasize on these two points, but practically
the gap between what is theoretically taught at university and what is practically experienced at
work is very big. Therefore in this study it is aimed to evaluate the application of some academic
nursing lessons in practical work from recruiting nurses' point of view.
Methods: This research is an analytical- descriptive one. Some hospitals in Isfahan were selected
using random sampling method. All recruiting nurses in mentioned hospitals were 78 and all of
them were questioned by the research questionnaire which was in two sections: demographic
information and a section about the application of nursing lessons in clinical practice.
Results: The findings indicated that most of the subjects were female (84.6%), graduated from
Azad universities (64.1%) had a 6-12 months career experience (47.4%) and were working at
emergency wards(20.5%).In addition, the highest mean(±SD) of the applied lessons at work was
for medical-surgical nursing lessons 34.68(±2.43) and the lowest one was for maternity child
nursing lessons 11.58(±4.34) there was no significant difference between the mean application of
different lessons and it was the same regarding gender but the increase in career experiences
showed the decrease in clinical application mean in community health nursing and psychiatric
nursing (P=0.025 and P=0.04 respectively). According to Azad universities graduates' point of
view, medical surgical nursing and, maternity child nursing lessons were more applicable in
clinical practice (P=0.03 and P=0.016 respectively).
Conclusion: According to the above findings and studies which were already conducted, it seems
that there is a noticeable gap between nursing theoretical lessons and nursing clinical practice.
Therefore this gap must be filled by changing the outlines of university lessons and nursing
educational curriculums.


University lessons Practical work Nursing Theoretical gap Clinical Practice

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