Constructivism: An Approach in Training Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting.

  • Genevive Claire Belen Antonio Saint Louis University
Keywords: Constructivism, training nursing students, clinical setting

Abstract

Abstract

            Nurses are important in the society because of their soft and caring hands.  Because of the changing needs and increase in demand of care, today’s generation nurses are expected to be critically thinking of their own to be effective without depending too much from the other health care team.  Educators in the clinical setting have to utilize new teaching innovations that would create proficient nurses.  This paper aims to display that constructivist approach will enable nursing students to deal with complex situations in the hospital through analysis, application, evaluation, and creation; increase motivation and autonomy in nursing care with critical decision making; confirms active construction of knowledge among nursing students using language based on past experiences; enhance communication among students that provide real world examples and will provide them with experience-based learning opportunities to practice.

            Student nurses are active learners in the clinical area because of their philosophy that their client’s health and well-being depends on their hands.  This paper concludes that constructivist approach will create globally competent nursing students and enable them to deal with complex situations in the hospital through analysis, application, evaluation and creation with motivation and autonomy.  It is the duty of the educators to enhance that skill by letting them actively construct knowledge using language based on past experiences, then context-rich.  This kind of learning strategy will provide learners with experience-based learning opportunities to practice skilled with appropriate decision making process.  Let us not waste what students know, instead, we save, preserve and add.  Educators need to let these students feel that as early as internship, they are capable and competent in providing quality care.  Therefore, guidance is needed and not directives.

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Published
2019-11-24
How to Cite
Antonio, G. C. B. (2019). Constructivism: An Approach in Training Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting. International Journal of Nursing, 5(2). Retrieved from https://ijnonline.com/index.php/ijn/article/view/270
Section
Nursing Education