Web-based Clinical Pedagogy Program to Enhance Nurse Preceptors' Teaching Competency

Web-based Clinical Pedagogy Program to Enhance Nurse Preceptors' Teaching Competency and Nursing Students' Learning Outcomes in Clinical Competency

Sponsoren

Hauptsponsor: National University, Singapore

Mitarbeiter: Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Quelle National University, Singapore
Kurze Zusammenfassung

The study aims to develop a Web-based clinical pedagogy program (WCP) for nurse preceptors; compare the WCP with the current preceptorship course on clinical teaching competence, assessment techniques and self-efficacy; examine nurse preceptors' attitudes toward Web-based learning; and explore the preceptors' perspectives of WCP.

detaillierte Beschreibung

Clinical nursing education provides opportunities for students to learn in multiple patient care settings, receive appropriate guidance, and foster the development of clinical competence and professionalism. Nurse preceptors guide students to integrate theory into practice, teach clinical skills, assess clinical competency, and enhance problem solving and critical thinking skills. Previous researches have indicated that the teaching competency of the nurse preceptors can be transferred to the students' clinical learning to enhance their clinical competencies. Web-based learning is recognised as an effective learning approach for enhancing nursing knowledge and skills. The flexible and resource-rich nature of Web-based learning may encourage nurses to use it as a platform for continuing education.

The present study aims to develop a Web-based clinical pedagogy program (WCP) for nurse preceptors; compare the WCP with the current preceptorship course on clinical teaching competence, assessment techniques and self-efficacy; examine nurse preceptors' attitudes toward Web-based learning, and explore the preceptors' perspectives of WCP .

The design of the components in WCP is grounded on Bandura's self-efficacy theory. The WCP is an evidence-based program which provides a comprehensive coverage on clinical teaching pedagogy and assessment strategies. The unique web-based technology and interactive features provide a platform to allow the nurse preceptors to discuss the clinical encounters with their peers, and consult the experts. The WCP provides flexibility in learning, which may match the tight work schedule of the preceptors and aligns with the initiative of Singapore government to encourage leveraging on technology and continuing education for citizens.

A prospective cluster randomisation trial will be used for this study. The WCP will be provided to the preceptors in the experimental cluster, while the preceptors in the controlled cluster will receive the current preceptorship course. A follow-up qualitative study using focus group will be conducted to further explore the preceptors' perspectives of WCP.

Clinical teaching competence inventory (CTCI), preceptor self-efficacy assessment instrument (PSAI), attitudes towards web-based continuing learning survey (AWCLS) will be used to evaluate preceptors' learning outcomes. Socio-demographic data will be collected for both groups at baseline. Nurse preceptors will be invited to complete questionnaires on CTCI, PSAI, and AWCLS at three time points, before the learning program (baseline), after the learning program (post-test 1), and after clinical teaching experience (post-test 2). In addition, 16 preceptors will be invited to participate in the focus group discussions.

Ministry of Health, Singapore encourages strategies that are innovative and promote professional development of healthcare professionals, who feel more motivated and dignified to care for the health of the population. It is paramount that continuing education courses integrate with technology, increase the flexibility and responsiveness of the nursing workforce, and offer alternative means to take up courses.

Gesamtstatus Unknown status
Anfangsdatum September 1, 2018
Fertigstellungstermin March 2, 2020
Primäres Abschlussdatum December 1, 2019
Phase N/A
Studientyp Interventional
Primärer Ausgang
Messen Zeitfenster
Preceptor Self-efficacy Questionnaire (PSEQ) Change from Baseline PSEQ at 6 months
Sekundäres Ergebnis
Messen Zeitfenster
Clinical Teaching Competence Inventory (CTCI) Change from Baseline CTCI at 6 months
Attitudes toward Web-based Continuing Learning Survey (AWCLS) Change from Baseline AWCLS at 6 months
Einschreibung 150
Bedingung
Intervention

Interventionsart: Other

Interventionsname: Web-based clinical pedagogy program (WCP)

Beschreibung: The nurse preceptors in the experimental cluster will be given access to download the WCP on mobile devices. The unique interactive features provide continuous support and allow preceptors to discuss the clinical encounters with their peers and consult experts for advice.

Armgruppenetikett: Experimental cluster

Teilnahmeberechtigung

Kriterien:

Inclusion Criteria:

- nurse preceptors and clinical nurse leaders;

- guiding the nursing students for clinical teaching and assessment;

- 21 years old and above;

- have not completed the clinical teaching course provided by the hospital; and

- possess and able to use smart mobile devices (Smart phone, tablet, or laptop) in daily lives.

Exclusion Criteria:

- nurse preceptors who do not know how to use the smart mobile devices.

Geschlecht: All

Mindestalter: 21 Years

Maximales Alter: N/A

Gesunde Freiwillige: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Insgesamt offiziell
Nachname Rolle Zugehörigkeit
Vivien Xi Wu, PhD Principal Investigator National University, Singapore
Gesamtkontakt

Nachname: Vivien Xi Wu, PhD

Telefon: 65-66012756

Email: [email protected]

Ort
Einrichtung: Kontakt: National University of Singapore Vivien Xi Wu, PhD 65-66012756 [email protected]
Standort Länder

Singapore

Überprüfungsdatum

February 2018

Verantwortliche Partei

Art: Principal Investigator

Ermittlerzugehörigkeit: National University, Singapore

Vollständiger Name des Ermittlers: WU Xi Vivien

Ermittlertitel: Lecturer

Schlüsselwörter
Hat den Zugriff erweitert No
Anzahl der Waffen 2
Armgruppe

Etikette: Experimental cluster

Art: Experimental

Beschreibung: The Web-based clinical pedagogy program (WCP) will be provided to the participants in the experimental cluster.

Etikette: Control cluster

Art: No Intervention

Beschreibung: The participants in the control cluster will receive the current face-to-face preceptorship course.

Patientendaten No
Studiendesign Info

Zuweisung: Randomized

Interventionsmodell: Parallel Assignment

Beschreibung des Interventionsmodells: A prospective cluster randomisation trial will be used for this study. The Web-based Clinical Pedagogy Program will be provided to the participants in the experimental cluster, while the participants in the control cluster will receive the current preceptorship course.

Hauptzweck: Health Services Research

Maskierung: Single (Participant)

Maskierungsbeschreibung: The 10 clinical departments will be randomised into two clusters, experimental and controlled clusters. The participants will be randomised based on the department that they work in. The advantage of the cluster randomised controlled trial is the ability to control for "contamination" across individuals, for example, one individual's use of WCP may influence another individual in the same department (Kellar & Kelvin, 2013).

Quelle: ClinicalTrials.gov