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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2017, 5(4), 104-108
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-5-4-1
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Nursing Students’ Satisfaction with Their Clinical Learning Environments

Naglaa Mohamed EL Mokadem1, and Shimaa EL-Sayed Ibraheem1

1Medical-Surgical Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University, Shebin AL Khom, Egypt

Pub. Date: June 29, 2017

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Naglaa Mohamed EL Mokadem and Shimaa EL-Sayed Ibraheem. Nursing Students’ Satisfaction with Their Clinical Learning Environments. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2017; 5(4):104-108. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-5-4-1

Abstract

Clinical placement is a vital part of nursing students’ education. The clinical learning environments consider the first place of professional practice for nurses and student opinion contribute to its improvement. The aim of the current study was to assess nursing student's level of satisfaction with their clinical learning environment. A descriptive, cross sectional research design was used. A convenient sample of 400 nursing students enrolled from Faculty of Nursing. This study was conducted at the Faculty of Nursing, Menoufia University. Clinical Learning Environment Inventory (CLEI) used to measure nursing student's satisfaction with their clinical learning environments. The mean score of the total CLEI scale was 118.90 (54.86) which indicate a medium level of satisfaction. The satisfaction subscale perceived by the nursing students as the most important domain 23.68(9.98) of clinical learning environment. While, the least important domain perceived by nursing students was individualization subscale 14.42 (7.87). Nursing students have a medium level of satisfaction with their clinical learning environments. Assessment of nursing student's level of satisfaction plays an important role in the education process, thus it is necessary to assess the learning environment from different perceptions. Collaboration between the nursing educational institutions and health care agencies is essential to ensure the availability of effective clinical learning environment, which meet the needs of undergraduate nursing students.

Keywords:
clinical learning environment nursing students level of satisfaction

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