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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan

Abstract

Introduction: Clinical practice is considered an integral part of nursing education. It is in the clinical area that the students integrate the theory learnt in the classroom into practice. An enabling clinical environment with the assistance of a clinical preceptor (CP) ensuresthat student nurses become independent practitioners and competent in their roles and responsibilities.
Design : A comprehensive study was undertaken to explore the emerging role of CPs in Pakistan. This research has been reported in the literature. This paper will deal exclusively with the perceptions of nursing students when working with CPs in the four-year undergraduate baccalaureate program at a private school of nursing (SON) in Pakistan. Through focus group discussions, the perceptions of undergraduate students were explored.
Results: Four main themes emerged. These included the creation of a conducive clinical environment, development of competencies, engagement in patient care, and personal and professional development.
Conclusion: Based on the study findings, recommendations for strengthening the role of CPs in supporting undergraduate nursing students in their clinical practice arepresented.

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SOTL in the South

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