Guidance from practice teachers - A qualitative study of nursing studentes in practice studies
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A qualitative study conducted at two universities in Norway that examines nursing students' experiences of guidance provided by the practice teacher in practice. Different factors in practice can impact the coping ability of nursing students. Two focus group interviews were conducted, and three different perspectives emerged in the interviews: support in practice for nursing students, guidance in practice for nursing students, and reflection in practice for nursing students. Themes that arose were used to cluster and further analyze the data. The study shows that the ability to create a good relationship based on trust, interest, support and reflection can help to strengthen the practical coping skills of nursing students. Furthermore, it appears that it may not be wise to save on teacher resources in practice. Dissatisfaction and weak knowledge among students can harm society. More research to examine whether the role of the practice teacher is fundamental or whether health institutions can assume that role is recommended.