Date of Award

12-17-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Nursing (M.S.N.)

Department

College of Nursing

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify ADN faculty and ADN student perceptions of the most effective clinical teaching characteristics (ECTC). An exploratory, descriptive design was implemented. ADN faculty and ADN students were surveyed using the Clinical Teacher Characteristics Instrument (CTCI). The CTCI consists of 20 characteristics of clinical teachers that are ranked on a five point Likert-type scale according to importance. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Significant differences in perceptions of the most ECTC between the two groups were identified by a Mann Whitney U procedure. A t-test was performed to identify differences of perceptions between the groups in relationship to the three categories of behaviors: professional competence, relationship with students, and personal attributes.

The study findings indicate ADN faculty and ADN students hold similar perceptions of ECTC, but perceive the ordered rank of importance differently. There were no differences of perceptions between the two groups in relationship to the three categories of behaviors.

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