A DESCRIPTION STUDY OF NURSING STUDENTS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE

Theresia Titin Marlina

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Background: Nursing clinical practice is a learning process in order to give nursing services by
practicing as nurses in the clinical setting. The students practiced nursing process approach, and
performed the attitude, behavior, and skills in a professional manner.Objective: The aim of this study
is to describe of medical-surgical the nursing students in clinical practice which includes preparation,
guidance, role models, opportunities to apply science and behavioral transformation. Methods : This
was survey study that conducted in a private nursing academic in Yogyakarta. A questionnaire was
used to describe the preparation, mentoring, role models, opportunities to apply science and behavior
transformation in clinical practices. The participants were informed concented and selected using
purposive sampling with inclusion criteria for the 3rd semester student who just completed the first
nursing clinical practice, l7-20 years old and willing to become respondents. Ninty eight students
were taken as samples. Descriptive statistic with the presentage were used. Results: 54.5% students
stated that the explanation of nursing clinical practice is quite clear, while 27.3 % stated that it was
clear enough, 58.4% students said that their instructor gave a very good guidance, while 54.5% said
that the instructor gave them average level of guidance, 88.2% said that there were sufficient number
of patients available to achieve the target of competence, and 76.2% said that they achieve the
competence level above the target. 98.7% of students said that they had a nurse role model that
possess a professional behaviour, attitude, and skills, 57.1% of the stated that they could apply the
theory in real setting. Conclusion: Implementation of nursing clinical practice of students in private
nursing academy in Yogyakarta has done well, with clear learning objectives delivery, proper
guidance, many practice opportunities, enough cases availability and good role model acquired by
students during the practice.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.35842/jkry.v4i3.162

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