Effectiveness Of A Different Approach In Clinical Practices

Kosgeroglu N., ÇULHA İ., Yilmaz A., ÜNSAL A.

7th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Athens, Greece, 5 - 07 February 2015, vol.197, pp.1293-1301 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 197
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.07.402
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.1293-1301
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Clinical practices are essential for adaptation and assimilation of nursing students to nursing profession. The aim of this study is to determine present views of students, who have surgical nursing lesson, about clinical practices and evaluate effectiveness of education given about clinical practices. Materials and Methods: This is an intervention research, carried out between 24 February-24 May 2014 with 97 students, who had medical surgical nursing lesson and agreed to participate in the study, in Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir School of Health. The datas were collected with personal information form and clinical practice evaluation form (CPEF). CPEF is consisted of 41 items with yes, no, sometimes options. The highest score taken from the form is 82 and high score means positive views about clinical practices. Data collection forms were filled by students before and after 12-weekly education. Education was given by hospital care managers, nursing managers and teaching instructors. The datas were analyzed with IBM SPSS 21 statistical software package. One-way analysis of variance analyzes, Student's t test and Paired t test were used. Results: The age of study group was between 18-25 with mean of 20.05 +/- 1.08. 84 of students (86.6%) were female and 13 (13.4%) were male. Students' CPEF pre-test scores were between 26.00-68.00 with mean of 48.08 +/- 9.67. There was found no difference between age, gender, living places, family type and CPEF scores (p>0.05). It was found that students who chose nursing department willingly had higher scores (p<0.05). Students' CPEF post-test scores were between 27.00-68.00 with mean of 50.24 +/- 9.31. Students' post-test mean scores were higher than pre-test mean scores (t = 2.350; p = 0.021). Conclusion: There was found positive effect of education on students' views about clinical practices. There should be collobration between schools and hospitals, more studies should be conducted in larger groups. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.