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The nurse teacher in clinical practice: Developing the new sub-dimension to the clinical learning environment and supervision (CLES) scale

Saarikoski, M, Isoaho, H, Warne, T and Leino-Kilpi, H 2008, 'The nurse teacher in clinical practice: Developing the new sub-dimension to the clinical learning environment and supervision (CLES) scale' , International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45 (8) , pp. 1233-1237.

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    Abstract

    Background Building on previous work undertaken in developing the clinical learning environment and supervision (CLES) scale this report outlines the development of a new sub-dimension to the CLES scale. Objectives The aim was to develop an additional sub-scale to the CLES scale for measuring the quality of nurse teacher's co-operation with the crucial actors in the clinical practice of student nurses. Design, setting and methods The original CLES scale and the subsequent CLES+T scale have been validated in two different empirical studies (N=416 and 549). Construct validity of the instrument was assessed with explorative factor analysis (EFA) and principal components analysis (PCA). Results The structure of the CLES+T scales factor model followed theoretical presumptions and the factors’ eigenvalues and explanation percentages (64%) were sufficient. Conclusions A validated evaluation tool—the CLES+T scale—can be used as a part of the total quality assessment of nurse education perceived by student nurses in Finland.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
    Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Nursing Studies
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0020-7489
    Depositing User: Institutional Repository
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 12:18
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:48
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/13974

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