Clinical learning environments

Cunningham, Sheila ORCID logoORCID: (2020) Clinical learning environments. In: Dimensions on nursing teaching and learning: Supporting Nursing Students in Learning Nursing. Cunningham, Sheila ORCID logoORCID:, ed. Springer, London, pp. 33-48. pbk-ISBN 9783030397661, e-ISBN 9783030397678. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-39767-8_3)


The limited capacity of clinical placements has resulted in exploration of newer and varied opportunities for clinical experiential learning for students. The use of placements overseas through exchange schemes highlights the issue of benchmarks for quality assurance of placements for learning. The clinical learning environment is at the core of effective professional learning for nurses or other healthcare professionals, patient safety, student experience and career intentions. Education institutions do need a clear understanding of the clinical learning environment (CLE) students are entering and how it contributes to effective professional learning. It is therefore a necessity to not only understand it but to be assured of the quality of it. This chapter will explore a the findings form an EU funded project which focusses on compiling benchmark standards for European placements and the development for a measuring instrument for prospective assurance for clinical learning environments. The issue of what comprises a quality learning environment and how this can be measured and supported will also be addressed.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 28761
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Depositing User: Sheila Cunningham
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 08:31
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 17:53

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