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Tomietto, M., Oikarinen, A., Tuomikoski, A.-M., Kärsämänoja, T., Oikarainen, A., Juntunen, J., Kuivila, H.-M., Kääriäinen, M., & Mikkonen, K. (2022). The ward manager role in the context of nursing and midwifery students' clinical learning: Testing a model. Journal of Nursing Management, 30( 1), 144– 153. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13475

The ward manager role in the context of nursing and midwifery students’ clinical learning : testing a model

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Author: Tomietto, Marco1; Oikarinen, Anne1; Tuomikoski, Anna-Maria1,2;
Organizations: 1Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Oulu University of Applied Science, Oulu, Finland
3Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
4Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2022030922613
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-01-18
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Abstract

Aim: To test a model of clinical learning that focuses on the role of the ward manager.

Background: The ward manager’s role in supporting clinical learning indirectly focuses on the ward climate connected to students’ clinical placements. In this way, the ward manager influences both nursing care and the pedagogical atmosphere in the ward.

Design: Cross-sectional, secondary analysis.

Methods: The sample included nursing and midwifery students (N = 5,776, n = 1,900) who had completed their clinical placement. Data were collected with the Clinical Learning Environment, Supervision and Nurse Teacher scale. Structural equation modelling was adopted to test the hypotheses.

Results: Estimates of the model parameters demonstrated that a ward manager’s leadership style influences both the premises of nursing at the ward (0.84, p < .001) and the pedagogical atmosphere (0.93, p < .001), although the pedagogical atmosphere affects the mentoring relationship (0.87–0.86, p < .001).

Conclusions: Ward managers exert a significant influence on the clinical learning environment via their support for an effective pedagogical atmosphere and, consequently, effective mentoring.

Implications for Nursing Management: Leadership style guides both the premises of nursing at the ward and pedagogical atmosphere. These findings recommend that ward managers should be involved in promoting a supportive learning climate, which supports the mentor–student relationship and, eventually, leads to effective clinical learning.

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Series: Journal of nursing management
ISSN: 0966-0429
ISSN-E: 1365-2834
ISSN-L: 0966-0429
Volume: 30
Issue: 1
Pages: 144 - 153
DOI: 10.1111/jonm.13475
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/jonm.13475
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 316 Nursing
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