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Nursing Instructor Incivility Toward Students

Koharchik, Linda, DNP, MSN, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: July 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 7 - p 64–66
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000541442.76122.e4
Teaching for Practice

This article is one in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students and new graduates to apply knowledge in clinical settings. In this article, the author discusses instructor incivility toward students, the possible reasons for this behavior, the outcomes of instructor incivility, and suggestions for remediation.

Linda Koharchik is a clinical assistant professor and director of adjunct faculty and clinical affairs at Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. Contact author: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

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