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The Clinical Instructor Program: Improving Self-efficacy for Nurse Educators

Weston, Jeannie, EdD, RN

doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000452
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether an online program, the Clinical Instructor Program (CIP), was helpful in improving feelings of efficacy for nurse clinicians in the role of clinical instructor. In addition, understanding of the clinical instructor role, knowledge of instructional content, and understanding of instructional strategies were evaluated before and after CIP participation. A primary finding of the study was that overall self-efficacy significantly improved.

Author Affiliation: Assistant Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Weston, Nell Hodgson, Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Office 306, 1520 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322 (

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Accepted for publication: July 18, 2017

Published ahead of print: August 28, 2017

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