Teaching Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Clinical Settings: Development and Testing of the Clinical Teaching Knowledge Test

Zane Robinson Wolf, Janice M. Beitz, Mary Anne Peters, Diane M. Wieland

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Abstract

Seasoned clinical teachers are in short supply and high demand. Although many nursing programs have developed orientation programs for new clinical teachers, many issues arise when students are assigned to health care and community agencies. This study developed and tested the Clinical Teaching Knowledge Test (CTKT), a 40-item multiple-choice test. Items were based on clinical teaching literature and clinical vignettes provided by experienced nursing faculty. A convenience sample (n = 160) of faculty who taught prelicensure students attending baccalaureate programs completed the second version of the test. Proportion correct index, point biserial correlation, and Kuder-Richardson 20 statistics are reported. Proportion correct indexes less than .75 revealed that items testing legal responsibilities to patients, student-faculty relations, counseling approaches, education theory in clinical teaching, students' legal rights, and nursing administrators' rights and responsibilities challenged participants. Results of future testing may help faculty members plan workshops that foster explorations of areas to improve clinical teaching and provide a stimulus for ongoing conversation and reflection about clinical teaching. Additional testing of the CTKT is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-144
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Professional Nursing
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

Keywords

  • Baccalaureate students
  • Clinical teaching test

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