Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

To the Editor

Academic journal article Nursing Education Perspectives

To the Editor

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This letter is in response to the article "Dedicated Education Unit (DEU): Nurse Perspectives on Their Clinical Teaching Role" (Vicki M. Nishioka, Michael T. Coe, Makato Hanita, and Susan R. Moscato, Volume 35, Issue 5, doi: 10.5480/14-1381). As I have previously spoken with traditional nurse teachers and DEU clinical instructors, I was not surprised to read some of the researchers' findings.

First, the nurses enjoyed teaching but found it to slow them down. I have experienced this both as a pre-licensure student and as a school nurse hosting nursing students to shadow. As a student, I would hesitate to ask a busy floor nurse a question about a patient, medica- tion, or lab result. As a working nurse, I can confirm that teaching a student and explaining rationales or demonstrating skills needed to complete a procedure takes time.

It was also not surprising but was certainly disappointing to read that communication was lacking between nursing students and traditional nurse teachers. When I was a clinical student, I felt I could never find the nurse to ask a question or provide report at the end of my clinical day. As a teacher, I find myself unaware of what objectives and goals students should be meeting in their theory courses.

If either clinical teaching model is to be successful, more support is needed from the unit managers or site administrators. …

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