Sunday, 17 June 2018

What affects clinical nurse educator’s perception of confidence in their role?

Van Nguyen, PhD 
Research officer, Alfred Health Clinical School, La Trobe University, Australia.

Associate Professor Helen Forbes, PhD
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

Alfred Deakin Professor Maxine Duke, PhD
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.

Our article “The effect of preparation strategies, qualification and professional background on clinical nurse educator confidence” provides an insight into the factors that assist clinical educators of nursing in Vietnam to develop confidence in their role. According to World Health Organisation (2013), there is a lack of evidence for the most effective preparation and support strategies for health educators. This study provides important evidence for the orientation and preparation of future nurse educators and other health professional educators. The results of this study will appeal specifically to current clinical nurse educators, those who are considering taking on this role or those who supervise clinical nurse educators.

This article is the third publication in our series about nursing education. The first article describes the development and validation of psychometric properties of the Clinical Nurse Educator Skill Acquisition Assessment tool (CNESAA) (Nguyen, Forbes, Mohebbi, & Duke, 2017b) which was used to identify preparation and support strategies for clinical nurse educators. The second article focuses on how confident Vietnamese clinical nurse educators were to undertake their role in the context of numerous restructures to professionalise nursing in Vietnam (Nguyen, Duke, & Forbes, 2017a). In these articles, the CNESAA was used not only to measure clinical nurse educator’s confidence but to explore important aspects related to the preparation of human resources for nursing education. Such use of the tool can also be applied in other contexts as well as other disciplines of health sciences.

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References

Nguyen, V. N. B., Forbes, H., Mohebbi, M., & Duke, M. (Accepted for publication). The effect of preparation strategies, qualification and professional background on clinical nurse educator confidence. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Nguyen, V. N. B., Duke, M., & Forbes, H. (2017a). Nurse educator confidence in clinical teaching in Vietnam: A cross-sectional study. Collegian. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2017.09.008

Nguyen, V. N. B., Forbes, H., Mohebbi, M., & Duke, M. (2017b). Development and validation of an instrument to measure nurse educator perceived confidence in clinical teaching. Nursing & Health Sciences, 19(4), 498-508. doi:doi:10.1111/nhs.12373

World Health Organisation. (2013). Transforming and scaling up health professionals’ education and training: World Health Organization guidelines 2013. Retrieved from Geneva: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/93635/1/9789241506502_eng.pdf

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