Professional Expertise of Dmmmsu – Ichams Clinical Instructors

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Hilario Manalo Orencia

Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
South La Union Campus
Institute of Community Health and Allied Medical Sciences
Agoo, La Union

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course Nursing Research 101

March 2010
Chapter I
Background of the Study
For a decade, there are universal focuses on quality nursing education. A call for quality teacher, quality outcomes and quality school is the battle cry for many people from the different walks of life either directly or indirectly to people who are managing the educational affairs of the country.

A determined effort of the many educators brings a closer relationship and matching between what goes inside the school and life outside. The Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM) Report (2000) revealed that the mismatch between manpower supply and the needs of the schools is not only limited to the number of graduates. There is also a mismatch of the competencies of the products of the nursing education sector and the expectation of the employers. It has been observed that the education sector has overpriced to enrich or reinforce the curricula, teaching methods, teachers/clinical instructors and facilities needed to meet the current skills required by the employers. The comprehensive findings of the EDCOM were a) mismatches occur between the supply and demand for education and trained manpower; b) relevance of education to individual and social needs; and c) teachers/clinical instructors were inadequately trained (Espiritu, 2000).

Quality of teachers/clinical instructors is reflected in their quality of teaching. To ensure quality in teaching, standards on what teachers/clinical instructors should know and be able to do should develop. Standards are used as criteria for career planning and development among others. There are also used by...
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