An Innovative Clinical Practicum Model: Preceptorship
Farooq, Salima M.
Parpio, Yasmin P.
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(41st Biennial Convention) In nursing, the transition from student to newly qualified nurses is recognized as being very stressful. Preceptorship program in senior elective course may meet the needs of senior nursing students by increasing their confidence and competence in the clinical settings.� Objective : The objective of this research was to explore student's perceptions regarding competency of implementing the nursing process after preceptorship experience and propose recommendations for modifications in the senior elective nursing course in undergraduate school of nursing curriculum in Karachi, Pakistan. Methodology: A descriptive explorative study was employed to meet the study objectives. The research was conducted at Karachi. All the individuals who were the graduates of the year 2006 and 2007 were included in the study. Convenience sampling was employed to collect the estimated sample size of 30 however; the response rate was almost 70%. Approval of study protocol by the institutional ethical review committee was sought. Results : The data was analyzed for 21 study participants with the help of Statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) version 16.0. There were 9 (45%) of the participants who rated the preceptorship program as very good, 7 (35%) as good, and only 3 (20%) as fair. Regarding the supervision, 8 (40%) of the participants were very satisfied with the supervision of preceptor, whereas, 9 (45%) reported as satisfactory to fairly satisfactory and only 1 (5%) was unsatisfied with the supervision of preceptor. Regarding the perception of precpetorship program for integrating the theory into practice, 5 (25%) strongly agreed, 10 (50%) only agreed, and 5 (25%) disagreed that their preceptor helped them to put theory into practice. 8 (40%) of the participants perceived that their preceptor was a stress reducer for them, 5 (25%)only agreed on this, 5 (25%) disagreed and only 2 (10%) strongly disagreed.