Quality of clinical education A three-year follow-up among undergraduate nursing students in Finland and Sweden
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Original versionMelender, H. L., Jonsén, E., & Hilli, Y.E. (2014) Quality of clinical education‒A three-year follow-up among undergraduate nursing students in Finland and Sweden. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 15(4) http://www.apjce.org/files/APJCE_15_4_305_319.pdf
The purpose of this study was to compare the experiences of a group of Swedish and two Finnish groups of student nurses (n=86) on the quality of clinical education over time. The data was collected using an instrument including four factors. In the comparison of the years 2009, 2010 and 2011/2012 (n=86), there were no statistically significant differences between years in the whole data. In year 2009 Swedish students (n=41) evaluated clinical preception and learning in clinical education lower than Finnish students (n=45). In the year 2010 Finnish students’ evaluated clinical preception lower than Swedish students. In year 2011/2012 Swedish students evaluated learning objectives in clinical education lower than Finnish students. The follow-up group and the dropout group did not differ from each other regarding the background variables or reports on the quality of clinical education.