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On-line version ISSN 1695-6141


LORENTE GALLEGO, A.M. et al. Practical training satisfaction of nursing students at The Catholic University of San Antonio (UCAM) seminars in demostration classes and clinical training. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2009, n.17. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: To know the satisfaction of UCAM nursing students regarding the clinical training included in the practical training they attended during the undergraduate program. Method: A descriptive, observational and transversal study was carried out with nursing students of the Catholic University of San Antonio during the academic years 2004/05 and 2007/08. The studied sample consisted of all the nursing students registered in courses of second and third year with clinical training credits. A closed specific questionnaire of multiple choice was elaborated for the accomplishment of the study. Results: More than 90% of the students state that seminars improve the clinical training and that the theoretical study of practice seminars is helpful for improving nursing techniques. Techniques learned at seminars meet real assistance. Students of both academic years describe the relation with nurses and clinical mentors at hospitals and health centers as good and very good in more than 90% of the cases. More than 80% of the students consider that clinical mentors have facilitated its integration in working team. Conclusions: It is important that the student satisfaction in internal and external practice training is good and that the relation with clinical mentors is adequate. Regarding the opinion of the students about the clinical mentor management in the Unit of Nursing Practical Training, it was concluded that there are aspects to be improved in which we have already begun to work.

Keywords : Nursing Students; Satisfaction Clinical training; Catholic University of San Antonio.

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