Objective To explore the current status of clinical teaching staff for the graduate program of master of nursing specialist(abbreviated to nursing masters)in traditional Chinese medicine(TCM)universities and compare it with the role expectations of students,aiming to provide a reference for the subsequent construction and improvement of clinical teaching staff.Methods Totally 172 nursing masters from Jiangsu,Zhejiang,Henan provinces and Tianjin and 86 clinical teaching staff from the hospitals where they practiced were selected using convenient samping and investigated with the self-made questionnaire from October to December 2018.The differences between clinical teaching staff's resources,abilities and students'expectations were compared.A total of 258 questionnaires were distributed among 86 clinical teachers and 172 nursing masters,and 258 valid questionnaires were recovered,with an effective rate of 100%.SPSS 22.0 software was used for statistical analysis of data.Results There was a certain gap between the clinical teaching staff and students'expectations,especially in terms of the graduate school and academic qualifications of the clinical teachers.Totally 34.88%(30/86)of the clinical teachers graduated from TCM universities,while 71.51%(123/172)of the students expected to be taught by teachers graduating from TCM universities.Among the clinical teachers,60.47%(52/86)were undergraduates,and fewer were masters or graduates with higher education.There was a certain difference between the teaching teachers'abilities and students'expectations.There were statistically significant differences in 17 secondary indicators(χ^2 were 12.027-130.149,P<0.05),except for the professional attitude in clinical nursing abilities,decision-making abilities in clinical management abilities,communication abilities in interpersonal abilities,and collaboration abilities(P>0.05).There were statistically significant differences between students'current status and their learning needs for TCM nursing(χ^2 were 14.722-165.339,P<0.01).
Chinese Journal of Modern Nursing
Traditional Chinese medicine nursing
Nursing graduate education
Expectations and needs