Clinical supervision at a magnet hospital : A review of the preceptor-facilitator model
Franklin, Natasha Frances, Leathwick, Sandra and Phillips, Michelle. (2014). Clinical supervision at a magnet hospital : A review of the preceptor-facilitator model. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 4(1), pp. 134-142. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v4n1p134
|Authors||Franklin, Natasha Frances, Leathwick, Sandra and Phillips, Michelle|
Background: The demand for clinical placements and quality clinical supervision for nursing students remains an international issue. In light of on-going concerns related to recruitment and retention of nurses and constraints on fiscal resources both in education and healthcare, the aim of this review was to compare the “preceptor-facilitator” clinical supervision model used at a Magnet hospital against the “preceptor” and “facilitator” clinical supervision models frequently used in the clinical learning environment in Australia.
Methods: A qualitative-descriptive review was undertaken using first, second and third year undergraduate nursing student evaluations (n = 93). Evaluations were completed during the last three days of students’ clinical placement using an electronic questionnaire. The questionnaire tool used open and closed questions to examine three main concepts: student-preceptor supervision; student-facilitation supervision; and the clinical learning environment.
Findings: Three main themes emerged from the review. Firstly, how undergraduate nursing students highly valued the facilitator-student relationship; secondly, the importance of “support” as being an integral part of students’ clinical learning experience and thirdly; the recognition of students being considered as part of the health care team and a valued contributor towards patient care.
Conclusion: The preceptor-facilitation model described and evaluated in this review offers an excellent clinical supervi-
|Keywords||clinical learning environment; Clinical supervision; quality clinical supervision; Health Workforce Australia; preceptor-facilitation model; student perspectives|
|Journal||Journal of Nursing Education and Practice|
|Journal citation||4 (1), pp. 134-142|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v4n1p134|
|Research or scholarly||Research|
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|Online||02 Sep 2013|
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|Accepted||24 Apr 2013|
|Deposited||29 Jul 2021|
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