n Health SA Gesondheid - The contribution of the clinical nurse instructor to the development of critical thinking skills of the student nurse in Namibia : research

Volume 10, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1025-9848
  • E-ISSN: 2071-9736



'n Kwantitatiewe nie-eksperimentele en verkennende studie is onderneem om te bepaal wat die bydrae van die kliniese verpleeginstrukteur is om kritiese denke by die studentverpleegkundige in Namibië te ontwikkel. Die studie is in die opleidingshospitale van Namibië, naamlik Windhoek, Oshakati en Onandjokwe Staatshospitale uitgevoer. Kliniese verpleeginstrukteurs van alle dissiplines is by die studie ingesluit. Voorts het studentverpleegkundiges in hulle tweede, derde en vierde jaar van voorgraadse verpleegstudie aan die navorsing deelgeneem. In die studie is bevind dat, alhoewel kliniese verpleeginstrukteurs in die opleidingshospitale van Namibië van hulle verantwoordelikheid bewus is, hulle nie op die ontwikkeling van kritiese denke by die studentverpleegkundiges van Namibië fokus nie. 'n Behoefte aan 'n indiensopleidingsprogram is geidentifiseer om die ontwikkeling van kritiese denke, in beide die verpleeginstrukteur en die studentverpleegkundige te bevorder, was geïdentifiseer. End

A quantitative, non-experimental and exploratory study was undertaken to determine the contribution by the clinical nurse instructor to develop critical thinking skills of student nurses in Namibia. The study was conducted at the training hospitals of Namibia, namely Windhoek, Oshakati and Onandjokwe State hospitals. Clinical nurse instructors from all disciplines were included in the study, as well as student nurses in their second, third and fourth year of undergraduate nursing study. The findings of the study revealed that, although the clinical instructors in the training hospitals of Namibia are aware of their responsibility, they do not focus on the development of critical thinking of student nurses in Namibia. A need for in-service programmes to emphasise the development of critical thinking skills of both clinical nurse instructors and student nurses was identified. End

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