APPRAISAL OF THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG NURSE EDUCATORS AND NURSE CLINICIANS IN COLLEGE OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY BIRININ KUDU, JIGAWA STATE

APPRAISAL OF THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG NURSE EDUCATORS AND NURSE CLINICIANS IN COLLEGE OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY BIRININ KUDU, JIGAWA STATE

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Table of contents

Title page                                                                                                    i

Approval page                                                                                           ii

Declaration                                                                                                 iii

Dedication                                                                                                  iv

Acknowledgment                                                                                        v

Table of contents                                                                                    vii

Abstract                                                                                                    x

CHAPTER ONE:         INTRODUCTION

Background of the study                                                                                      1

Statement of the problem                                                                           3

Purpose of the study                                                                                  3

Significance of the study                                                                                      4

Research questions                                                                                               5

Scope of the study                                                                                               6

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Concept of occupational conflict                                                                7

Working relationship of Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians                          13

Factors affecting work relationship in an organizations                                       11

Societal factors affecting working relations among workers                       21

Working environment factors that influence workers

health provider performance                                                                      23

Ways to improve employee relations                                                                   29

Related empirical studies                                                                            31

Summary of review of related literature                                                     33

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

Design of the study                                                                                     34

Area of the study                                                                                        35

Population of the study                                                                              35

Sampling and sampling technique                                                              35

Instrument for data collection                                                                     36

Validation                                                                                                   36

Reliability                                                                                                   37     

Method of data collection                                                                           37

Method of data analysis                                                                                       38

Decision rule                                                                                               38

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

Research Question 1                                                                                   41

Research Question 2                                                                                   42

Research Question 3                                                                                   43

Research Question 4                                                                                   44

Research Question 5                                                                                   45     

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Re-statement of the procedure used                                                            47

Summary of procedure                                                                               47

Major findings                                                                                            48

Discussion of findings                                                                                49

Implications of the study                                                                            53

Conclusion                                                                                                 53

Recommendations of the study                                                                            54

Limitations of the study                                                                                       55

Suggestions for further studies                                                                             55

References                                                                                                  56

Appendix                                                                                                   58


ABSTRACT

The study sought to appraise the working relationship between Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians in College of Nursing and Midwifery Birnin Kudu, Jigawa state. Among the specific purposes of the study were to ascertain the working relationships between Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians, determine the environmental factors that affect the working relation between Nurse educators and Nurse clinicians, determine the societal factors that affect working relationship between Nurse educators and Nurse clinicians, determine the academic factors that affect the working relationship between Nurse educators and Nurse clinicians and determine the strategies to be adopted to improve the working relationship between Nurse educators and Nurse clinicians in College of Nursing and Midwifery Birnin Kudu, Jigawa state. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and the area of the study is College of Nursing and Midwifery Birnin- kudu, Jigawa State. The population was 61 respondents, while stratified random sampling technique was employs to draw a sample of 50 respondents made up of 40 Nurses Educators and 10 Nurse Clinicians. The instrument for data collection is a 45 item structured questionnaire designed to elicit responses to answer the research questions that guided the study. The instrument was validated by three experts in terms of face and content validity while test re-test was use to establish the reliability coefficient of the instrument which yielded a coefficient of 0.84. Data for the study were personally collected by the researcher and 3 trained research assistants while mean statistics was employed to analyzed the data relating to research questions 1-5. Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendation were made: Production of competent polyvalent nurses and midwives will enhance effective nursing care, Conflict should be resolved by providing effective instruction and training of both clinicians and educators, Good interpersonal relationship should be promoted as it will effectively reduced conflict, Regular workshop for both Nurse Clinicians and Nurse Educators should be regularly organized, Nurse Clinicians should be involve in the setting and marking students examination and always carried along among others.



CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background of the study

Education and training has continuously remain the vital tool for human and societal development. This prompted the need for mandatory professional training among nurses and other professionals. Nursing as a professional area requires men and women capable of delivering quality health care service to the people Hinderson (2012) define nursing as the unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contribution to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge.

Similarly Ferlex (2009) defined nurse clinician as a registered nurse with preparation in a special educational program. At present this preparation may be in the context a formal continuing education programme, a baccalaureate nursing program. The nurse clinician is capable of working independently in solving patient care problems. Similarly nurse clinician is a nurse who has completed a program of basic nursing education and is qualified and authorized in his/her country to practice nursing and has two years of nursing experience to include one year of clinical practice. Nurse clinician perform a variety of duties and responsibilities in a medical surgical or psychiatric ward among others.

They develop nursing care plan based on diagnosis and family needs, and patient care problems. They also teach patients and families, serves as team leader in conference and to staff delivering care, communicates and plans patients and program goals with treatment team and takes action in unprecedented areas. She serves as a role model for staff and assist with orienting staff and provide some training in clinical areas, and also supervise nurses on training (explore health career org. 2016).

According to Mube (2006) nurse educator is primarily a teacher, she may be the nursing instructor who teaches the next generation of nurses or occupy an administrative educational position such as nursing deen. Nurse Educators works in both classrooms and clinical setting and may teach in technical vocational schools, colleges or universities, some Nurse Educators specialize in teaching graduate nursing programmes in continuing education, which helps practicing nurses keep up with new information and remain patent in their profession. When nurse educator specialize in obstetrics she teaches student how to examine a pregnant woman, support her through labour and delivery and care   for new born infant. Nurse Educators plays a vital role in designing curricular, developing coruses/program of the study, evaluating learning, documenting the outcomes of the educational process. She also help students and practicing nurses identify their varying needs, strengths and limitations and they select learning opportunities that will build on strengths and overcome limitations (Farinde, 2014).

For effective training of students in theory and practice, there is need for positive working relationship between Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians. Basic midwifery curriculum in Nigeria (2009). Based on the context above this study seeks to appriaise the relationship among Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians in college of nursing and midwifery Birinin-kudu, Jigawa state.

Statement of the problem

According to Gibson et al (1997) job relationships are determined by managers decision regarding departmentalization bases and spans of control. The resulting groups become the responsibility of a manager coordinate toward organization purposes. These decisions also determine the nature and extent of job holders interpersonal relationships, individually and within groups conflict between teachers and practioners causes both social, financial and academic set back for the institutions and the society at large.

Purpose of the study

This research study seek to appraise the  relationship between Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians in College of Nursing and Midwifery Birinin Kudu, Jigawa state

1.       Ascertain the level of working relationship among Nurse Educators and nurse clinician in college of nursing and midwifery Birinin Kudu.

2.       Determine the environmental factor  that affect the relationship between nurse educators and nurse clinician in college of nursing and midwifery Birnin Kudu.

3.       Identify the societal factors that affect the relationship between Nurse Educators           and Nurse Clinicians in college of nursing and midwifery Birnin Kudu.

4.       Determine the academic factor that affect the relationship among nurse    educators and Nurse Clinicians in college of nursing and midwifery Birnin Kudu.

5.       Identify the strategies to be adopted to improve the relationship among nurse   educators and Nurse Clinicians in college of nursing and midwifery Birnin Kudu     Jigawa State.

Significance of the study

The findings of this study will be of benefit to management of college of nursing and midwifery Birinin Kudu, nursing profession, Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians, students of college of nursing and midwifery Birnin Kudu Jigawa state. The findings of this study will be of benefit to society and for future reference.

The management of college of nursing and midwifery Birnin Kudu will benefit by knowing the working relationship between Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians of their training hospitals.

The Nurse Educators will benefit by knowing those factors that could influence their relationship with Nurse Clinicians. The nursing profession will benefit by producing average number of professional nurses and midwives.

Students will benefit from this study if the management of college and nursing and midwifery know the type of relationship and societal factor that could affects relationship of their staff and clinicians and remedy area of misunderstanding there by promoting conducive atmosphere for learning to all students both in school and clinical areas.

Research questions

1.       What is the level of working relationship between Nurse Educators and nurse   clinician?

2.       How could environmental factors affect the relationship between Nurse Educators           and Nurse Clinicians?

3.       How does the societal factor affect the relationship between Nurse Educators and           Nurse Clinicians?

4.       To what extent does the academic factor affect the relationship among nurse     educators and Nurse Clinicians?

5.       What are the strategies that can improve the relationship among Nurse Educators           and Nurse Clinicians?


Scope of the study

The study seeks to appraise the relationship among Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians in college of nursing and midwifery Birnin Kudu Jigawa state. Specifically, the study is restricted to level of working relationship between Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians, environmental factors that affect the relationship and the strategies to be adopted to improve the relationship among Nurse Educators and Nurse Clinicians in college of nursing and midwifery Birnin Kudu Jigawa state 





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