Avelina U. Garcia, Ed.D.
The study sought to determine the students’ expectations of effective clinical instruction particularly on the interpersonal relationship skills, evaluation skills, teaching ability and nursing skills of their instructors. The study also looked into the relationship between the performance of the clinical instructors and the students’ expectations. A sample of 288 students enrolled during Summer 2009 was used. Findings revealed that the students strongly agree that for clinical instructors to be effective, they are expected to have excellent communications skills, understand the students’ plight, encourage students to learn more, give feedback, act as advisers and guide to students, and be knowledgeable and competent in their own field. It was also found out that there is only a slight relationship between the performance of the clinical instructors and the expectations of their students.
Source: UB Research Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, July – December 2009