Assessment of participation of nursing faculty in clinical practice in the Kenyan universities

Beth Waweru, Job Mapesa, Eunice Ndirangu

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the participation of nursing faculty in faculty clinical practice in the Kenyan universities.

Methodology: This was a cross sectional descriptive survey. All the universities with nursing programs in the country were purposively selected. Data was then analyzed through descriptive statistics using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS version 23.0).Chi-square test was used to test associations between selected independent and dependent variables.

Results: The study found out that most nursing faculty is participating in clinical practice though they have limited knowledge of the models of faculty clinical practice. However there are barriers and enablers that seem to influence their practice. Freedom to choose level of engagement and universities’ administrative support were the top most enablers of faculty clinical practice. The top most barriers towards faculty clinical practice were increased workload and insufficient time to practice.

Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy: Faculty clinical practice is vital and for it to be successful universities need to come up with a defined framework

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JournalSchool of Nursing & Midwifery, East Africa
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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