Nursing students and clinical instructors' perceptions on the implementation of a best practice guideline.

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TitleNursing students and clinical instructors' perceptions on the implementation of a best practice guideline.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsRitchie, L., Evans M. K., & Matthews J.
JournalThe Journal of nursing education
Volume49
Issue4
Pagination223-7
Date Published2010 Apr
ISSN0148-4834
KeywordsAdult, Attitude to Health, Counseling, Education, Nursing, Faculty, Nursing, Female, Humans, Male, Ontario, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Smoking Cessation, Students, Nursing
Abstract

A university nursing program in Ontario, Canada initiated the process of implementing the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario best practice guideline (BPG) on smoking cessation into the curriculum. This study explored nursing students' and clinical instructors' perception of the BPG in their practice to support faculty in the development of a curriculum that promotes smoking cessation and the competencies necessary for graduates to implement health promotion skills in practice. Four student nurses and two clinical instructors participated in semistructured interviews. Four major themes were identified through the data analysis process: personal and professional self, health "preaching," developmental perspective and environmental constraints. This study presents a curricular model for health promotion practice incorporating the components of primary health care, health promotion counseling, smoking cessation BPG, and sociopolitical context.

DOI10.3928/01484834-20091217-08
Alternate JournalJ Nurs Educ