The lived experience of the nurse educator during clinical practicum : a phenomenological study

Emberley-Burke, Wanda (2000) The lived experience of the nurse educator during clinical practicum : a phenomenological study. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Nursing research has centered on numerous aspects of clinical education, primarily from the student perspective. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to discover, explore and describe the perceptions of nurse educators regarding clinical teaching. By gaining an understanding ofthe meaning and practices, as perceived by clinical nurse educators, others involved in nursing education and practice may be sensitized to and have a greater awareness of the purpose of the nurse educator and what he or she brings to the students' educational experience. A written informed consent was obtained from five nurse educators from the Avalon region of Newfoundland and audio taped unstructured interviews were transcribed verbatim. Max vanManen's (1990) theoretical approach guided the research and revealed six themes: (1) The Nurse Educator as a Connection to Caring, (2) Being Human, (3) Learners and Know-how of Knowledge, (4) Seeking Validation. Alone in Becoming, (5) All Being, and (6) Guardian of Safety. The essence of the experience was becoming a nurse teacher.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1504
Item ID: 1504
Additional Information: Bibliography: p. 128-136
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2000
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Teachers--Attitudes; Nursing--Study and teaching (Preceptorship); Nursing--Practice

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