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Introduction& Objective : Major part of professional nursing education takes place in clinic .Clinical teaching is one of the important subject in nursing education .For quality improvement of clinical education should consider two important factors, university students and clinical  instructors. This study aims to assess students view point about characteristics of effective clinical instructors in Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences.

Materials & Methods: This is a descriptive study was performed to 173 students of nursing and midwifery, the data gathering tool was a questionnaire of 56 questions in the five subscales of (professtional-8 items), (personal-11items),(communicative-16 items),(teaching methods 14-items) and (evaluation-7 items) using  0  to 5 likert scale. The data were analyzed by spss software.

Results: The results show that most important characteristic of effective clinical instructors were good tempered(4/48±0/84), responsibility for one‘s own action(4/47±0/75)and demonstrates clinical skill and proper professional judmen t(4/43±0/70) , the least important characteristic as (educating clinical ward`s staff whit a mean score of( 3/60±1/12). The students perceptions of effective clinical Characteristics identified evaluation subscale  as most important ( 4.27 ±0/87).

Conclusion: All of the characteristics of effective clinical instructors identified in this study   by students and were  rated high .Thus all instructors should try to achieve these characteristics.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing
Published: 1999/12/15

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