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Nursing Challenges in Motivating Nursing Students through Clinical Education: A Grounded Theory Study Hanifi Nasrin,1,2 Parvizy Soroor,1,3 and Joolaee Soodabeh1 1Tehran Nursing and Midwifery school, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Tahran, Iran 2School of Zanjan Nursing and Midwifery, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (ZUMS), Zanjan, Iran 3Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERM), Tahran 141973371, Iran Received 8 March 2012; Accepted 11 June 2012
Academic Editor: Maria Helena Palucci Marziale
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Nurses are the first role models for students in clinical settings. They can have a significant role on students’ motivation. The purpose of this study was to explore the understanding of nursing students and instructors concerning the role of nurses in motivating nursing students through clinical education. The sampling was first started purposefully and continued with theoretical sampling. The study collected qualitative data through semistructured and interactive interviews with 16 nursing students and 4 nursing instructors. All interviews were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using grounded theory approach. One important pattern emerged in this study was the “concerns of becoming a nurse,” which itself consisted of three categories: “nurses clinical competency,” “nurses as full-scale mirror of the future,” and “Monitoring and modeling through clinical education” (as the core variable). The findings showed that the nurses’ manners of performance as well as the profession’s prospect have a fundamental role in the process of formation of motivation through clinical education. Students find an insight into the nursing profession by substituting themselves in the place of a nurse, and as result, are or are not motivated towards the clinical education. -------------------------------------------------
One aim of nursing education is to motivate nurses to acquire skills for offering appropriate quality health care services to patients with multiple complex health problems. Achieving this has challenged academic institutions for a long time . Studies have shown that, in the clinical setting, the most important barrier to clinical education is students’ lack of interest and motivation . Nursing students need long-term motivation to help others in the future . So paying due attention to the concept of motivation is of great importance in clinical education. The environment and human factors are also considered as part of clinical education . Clinical placements form a major part of nursing education and have an important role in students' perceptions of nursing. Nursing students cite unsatisfactory placement experiences as a reason for leaving nursing education . Nurses represent the largest category of health workers and provide 80% of direct patient care . They represent the professional image and the prospect of nursing career and are the main role model for nursing students. Having a clear image of the career...