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AIM To examine the relationships between new graduate nurses' perceptions of preceptor authentic leadership, work engagement and job satisfaction. BACKGROUND During a time when the retention of new graduate nurses is of the upmost importance, the reliance on preceptors to facilitate the transition of new graduate nurses is paramount. METHODS A(More)
As computer-assisted instruction (CAI) use has increased during the past few years, nurse educators have expressed concern regarding its effectiveness. The purpose of this quasiexperimental study was to determine if completion of a computerized simulation about a surgical patient increased baccalaureate nursing students' self-efficacy about caring for(More)
BACKGROUND Empowerment has become an increasingly important factor in determining college nurse educator burnout, work satisfaction and performance in current restructured college nursing programmes in Canada. AIM This paper reports a study to test a theoretical model specifying relationships among structural empowerment, burnout and work satisfaction. (More)
Substantial use of clinical peer teaching among students has been reported, but there is limited description of outcomes and no reports of the use of a theoretical framework. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of peer teaching on baccalaureate nursing students' clinical performance. It was hypothesized that students who were taught by(More)
The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the effect of classroom simulation on third-year baccalaureate nursing students' self-efficacy in health teaching. Bandura's self-efficacy model provided the conceptual framework. A nonprobability, convenience sample of 22 students completed the self-efficacy questionnaire before and after the(More)
Reciprocal learning is a cooperative, collegial method in which there is mutuality of student to student or student to faculty interaction, assistance, and benefits. This teaching method is congruent with curriculum revolution concepts. The authors describe reciprocal learning and provide an example of its application in the clinical area. Guidelines for(More)
The authors report the perceptions of students and faculty who participated in a computer conferenced (CC) graduate course in nursing. Ten graduate students and three faculty members completed a course evaluation form, which included items about learning, interaction, environment, technical support, and satisfaction with CC. Responses indicated the CC(More)
This qualitative, explanatory study examined Post-RN baccalaureate nursing students' experiences of empowerment with distance education and computer conferencing (CC) for fit with the constructs of Kanter's (1977, 1993) Theory of Structural Power in Organizations. Seven post-RNs from Canadian distance education nursing programs were interviewed. Interview(More)
Baccalaureate nursing education prepares students to become registered nurses in evolving health care systems. During their program, students' perceptions of empowerment in the nursing profession begin to form, and they are introduced to the process of reflective thinking. The purpose of this integrative literature review is unique in that three concepts(More)