Pilot study: nursing students' perceptions of the environment in two different clinical models

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Perry, Robert D.
Press, Madeline M.
Rohatinsky, Noelle
Compton, Roslyn M.
Sedgwick, Monique G.
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Purpose: This pilot study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of a modified Dundee Ready Educational Environment Measure (m-DREEM) tool used to evaluate the effects of different pedagogical approaches in a clinical learning environment on nursing students' learning perceptions. Methods: A sample consisting of 130 nursing students in two different models of clinical education was surveyed. Results: This pilot study demonstrated that m-DREEM yields a high internal consistency. This tool can be used to evaluate nursing students' perceptions of their clinical learning environment on the basis of five sub-scales: students' learning perceptions, facilitators, academic self-perception, atmosphere, social self-perception, and mentorship. Conclusion: A definitive and inferential relationship between sub-scales and clinical models, namely, block and non-block dispersed models, could not be determined because of the small sample size of the block clinical model. Hence, further research should be performed.
Sherpa Romeo green journal. Open access article. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) applies.
Clinical environments , Nursing eduation , Student nurse , Perceptions of learning , Quantitative , m-DREEM
Perry, R. D., Press, M. M., Rohatinsky, N., Compton, R. M., & Sedgwick, M. (2016). Pilot study: Nursing students' perceptions of the environment in two different clinical models. International Journal of Nursing Science, 3, 285-290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2016.07.001