Hypothetical: Cultivating Evaluation Skills In Nurse Preceptors: A Pilot Study: Part 6 Of 12

Cultivating Evaluation Skills in Nurse Preceptors: A Pilot Study  The Oklahoma University is seeking a grant to develop core evaluation competencies to instruct nurse preceptors on how to successfully evaluate student nurses clinical performance. The primary mission of the workshop is to develop and cultivate teaching and evaluation skills in nurse preceptors, enabling them to […]

Hypothetical: Cultivating Evaluation Skills In Nurse Preceptors: A Pilot Study: Part 5 Of 12

Theoretical Framework Applying the constructivist philosophy of knowledge acquisition and learning in a clinical education program can change the way in which clinical nurses view nurse students and staff development opportunities. Constructivism is a philosophy about knowing and gaining knowledge, not a teaching practice in and of itself (Mastrian, McGonigle, Mahan, & Bixler, 2011). Constructivism […]

Hypothetical: Cultivating Evaluation Skills In Nurse Preceptors: A Pilot Study: Part 4 Of 12

Theoretical Framework There are a plethora of learning theories and frameworks available worthy of understanding and designing educational offerings. Bandura self-efficacy theory and the Constructivist theory were chosen to underpinned this study. The social learning theory (SLT) was largely the work of Bandura (1977) that combined both behaviorist and cognitivist orientations. In the SLT, the […]

Hypothetical: Cultivating Evaluation Skills In Nurse Preceptors: Central Research Question: Part 3 Of 12

  The central question addressed in the research study is: RQ1:  How cultivating evaluation skills prepared nurse preceptors to evaluate clinical competencies? Research Design A sequential explanatory design was used for this study. This method uses a two-phase design where the quantitative data was collected first followed by qualitative data collection. Mixed-methods designs include a […]

Hypothetical: Cultivating Evaluation Skills in Nurse Preceptors: A Pilot Study: Part 2 of 12

Introduction Unprecedented levels of change in both healthcare and higher education have created a powerful context to reform nursing education. The health of the nation, through improved patient care, has been the ultimate goal of nursing education (National League for Nursing, 2013) with the equally important goal to provide competent nursing practitioners. The primary focus […]