The Work, Preparation and Development of Nursing Clinical Teachers

Miller, Clive (2012) The Work, Preparation and Development of Nursing Clinical Teachers. Other Degree thesis, Victoria University.


Clinical teachers play an important role in the education of student nurses within the practicum part of their course. Clinical teachers are usually experienced clinical nurses who are recruited into this role, often with little preparation. Examined in this thesis are those nurses employed as clinical teachers by educational institutions, in particular the complexities of their role, their preparation and how they develop into experienced and expert clinical teachers. More needs to be known about their development beyond being a novice clinical teacher. The aim of the thesis was therefore to explore the development of clinical teachers along with the complexities of their role to see how this could assist in the development of new, and ongoing, clinical teachers, thus leading to a better learning experience for nursing students.

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Doctor of Education

Item type Thesis (Other Degree thesis)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Keywords teaching performance, clinical educators, professional development, skills, workshops, knowledge, practice, nursing education, clinical placements, expertise, teachers' roles, facilitative role, educative role, assessment role
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