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n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Psycho-social constraints affecting clinical skills of nursing students at Lilitha College of Nursing, East London, South Africa : nursing curricular issues

Supplement 3
  • ISSN : 1117-4315

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore the psycho-social constraints preventing nursing students from presenting themselves for clinical skills assessment at a public college in East London, South Africa. A qualitative, explorative, descriptive and contextual design was used. Unstructured focus group interviews with groups of six participants were conducted. The population of the study comprised second- and third-year student nurses. Non-probability convenience sampling was used. Tesch's method of content analysis was applied on qualitative data. Findings were grouped according to one theme, and six sub-themes. Reasons for students not presenting themselves for feedback or delaying to do so were thematically identified. Anxiety, heavy workload; unpreparedness regarding learnt skills and busy ward schedules are the psycho-social constraints impacting clinical skills of nursing students at a public college in East London, South Africa. It is important to guide students to develop their professional skills and become capable of rendering quality nursing care.

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2014-09-01
2019-10-22

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