Open Access Research Article Article ID: ANPC-7-153

    The degree of preparedness and experience of student nurses participating in the generic program during their first clinical experience

    Yardena Kol* and Marina Vexler

    Objective: To examine the first clinical experience of student nurses from their perspective and determine the factors that influence it.

    Method: Sample: 103 student nurses whose first clinical experience was in internal medicine and surgical departments. Tool: a questionnaire that included demographic details, questions on the clinical training experience, and questions about factors that may affect the training experience. 

    Results: The factor analysis found 4 factors that explained up to 33.82% of the variance in the experience: (1) the clinical instructor’s attitude toward the student, (2) the student’s self-confidence in his or her abilities, (3) the department staff’s attitude toward the student, and (4) a sense of calmness and familiarity with the work environment. The students’ experience in each of the factors was above 4.33 on average (on a scale of 1-5). A strong, positive correlation was found between the support and guidance of the preceptor and between the clinical instructor’s approach toward the student; between the support and guidance of the preceptor, a sense of confidence and ability to provide care; and between a positive relationship with staff and colleagues and the student’s confidence in his or her personal ability. 

    Conclusion: The human factor in the training: the clinical instructor, staff, and colleagues are of the utmost importance in students’ having a positive experience in their first clinical training.


    Student nurses’ experience in first clinical experience

    Experience of student nurses in generic program

    First experience of student nurses. 


    Published on: Jan 12, 2021 Pages: 1-7

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2581-4265.000053
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