Journal article

Practice education learning environments: the mismatch between perceived and preferred expectations of undergraduate health science students.

Ted Brown, Brett Williams, Lisa McKenna, Claire Palermo, Louise McCall, Louis Roller, Lesley Hewitt, Liz Molloy, Marilyn Baird, Ligal Aldabah

Nurse Educ Today | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Practical hands-on learning opportunities are viewed as a vital component of the education of health science students, but there is a critical shortage of fieldwork placement experiences. It is therefore important that these clinical learning environments are well suited to students' perceptions and expectations. PURPOSE: To investigate how undergraduate students enrolled in health-related education programs view their clinical learning environments and specifically to compare students' perception of their 'actual' clinical learning environment to that of their 'preferred/ideal' clinical learning environment. METHOD: The Clinical Learning Environment Inventory (CLEI) was used to ..

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