Perceptions of clinical nursing practice of nursing students in Vietnam
Keywords:perception, clinical nursing practice, clinical learning environment, nursing student
The purpose of this descriptive cross-sectional study was to study perception levels of clinical practice of nursing students in Hue Medical College, Vietnam. One hundred and sixty of the second-year and third-year nursing students were randomly selected. Data were collected by a questionnaire measuring perceptions of clinical practice of Wan & Gim (2014) which was developed based on Sharif & Masoumi (2005). The questionnaire consisted of four dimensions of clinical perceptions: initial clinical, theory-practice gap, clinical supervision, and professional role. The reliability of the questionnaire tested by Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was 0.87. It was found that nursing students perceived high levels of clinical practice in overall and each domain of perceptions of clinical practice. When considering each item of each domain, all items were in high levels.
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