Keywords : supportive, educators, nurse, nursing, supervision, teaching
Majority of global nursing bodies have reviewed standards on nurse educators’ roles in clinical learning. This study therefore assesses nurse educators’ supportive role and its effect on clinical learning of nursing students at Kenyatta National Hospital, Kenya. The research design for the study was descriptive cross-sectional. The study’s target population was 82 nurse educators. Data collection was through questionnaires. Data was quantitatively analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that professional socialization at site, being available and reachable, encouraging of peer learning, supervision of clinical teaching and preceptor-ships were the main supportive roles of nursing educators on nursing students at Kenyatta national Hospital. The findings also demonstrated that being available and reachable, professional socialization at site and supervision of clinical teaching had a positive effect on nursing learning outcomes. Future studies should focus on teaching, administrative and collaborative roles of nursing educators and their effect on learning outcomes of nursing students.
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