Factors Affecting Nursing Staff’s Willingness to Supervise Nursing Students
Weihong Zhang, Jun He, Zhixin Liu, Charu Chandra

Though nursing education and training have been widely studied, how to encourage nursing staff to supervise nursing students receives relatively less attention. We aim to partially fill this gap by investigating factors affecting nursing staff’s willingness to supervise nursing students. Eleven factors on general qualification merits and seven factors on teaching merits and preferences are considered, for which survey data are collected from a large hospital in China. We find in many cases nursing staffs with factor levels generally regarded as merits are more willing to supervise. However, certain factors with merits are not significantly relevant to nursing staff’s willingness to supervise. Our findings can help hospital administrators on how to encourage nursing staffs to participate in nurse training.

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