Predictors of effective clinical teaching – nursing educators’ perspective

Omar Alrawajfah, L. Al Hadid, Girija Kalayil Madhavanprabhakaran , Frincy Francis, Atika Khalaf*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Background: The clinical teaching is the core component of the nursing curriculum, the alarming pandemic rates
brought uncertainty to clinical teaching, weighing the safety of patients, students, and faculty, which demanded
essential modifcation in clinical teaching and resulted in challenges in relation to efective response to clinical teach‐
ing requirements. This study aimed to assess the efective clinical teaching from the nurse educators’ perspective
during the remote teaching that followed the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: This study is a national Web-based descriptive study. Participants were recruited from fve major Nursing
Colleges in Oman. Descriptive and inferential as well as multiple linear regression analyses were conducted.
Results: A total of 127 nurse educators completed the survey with mean age of 43.9 (SD=6.9) years. The overall
efective clinical teaching score was 54.4 (SD=10.9) which is considered acceptable, although the nurse educators
in Oman reported the highest score on the safety dimension of the efective clinical teaching. Furthermore, females,
doctoral prepared nurse educators, and those who acted as preceptors reported higher efective clinical teaching lev‐
els compared to their counterparts. The regression analysis showed that age, gender, and attending infection control
training are signifcant predictors of efective clinical teaching.
Conclusion: The paradigm shift in clinical teaching requires adequate measures including identifcation and appro‐
priate training of clinical instructors and preceptors to meet clinical teaching demands in remote teaching. It is also
important to take actions that promote and maintain the safety prioritization in bedside clinical teaching. These meas‐
ures might positively impact on the nursing education process.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Nursing
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Efectiveness
  • Clinical teaching,
  • Nurse educator
  • Remote teaching
  • Nursing education

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