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Table 2 Summary statistics for nursing students’ response to the prototype PET (n = 1263)

From: Measuring the quality of nursing clinical placements and the development of the Placement Evaluation Tool (PET) in a mixed methods co-design project

Scale item Mean SD
1. I was fully orientated to the clinical area 4.06 1.10
2. Staff were willing to work with students 4.11 1.04
3. Staff were positive role models 4.02 1.03
4. Staff were ethical and professional 4.10 0.96
5. Staff demonstrated respect and empathy towards patients/clients 4.18 0.90
6. Patient safety was fundamental to the work of the unit(s) 4.33 0.85
7. I felt valued during this placement 3.88 1.18
8. I felt safe in the clinical environment (e.g. physically, emotionally culturally) 4.20 0.95
9. This placement was a good learning environment 4.16 1.14
10. My supervisor(s) helped me identify my learning objectives/needs 4.03 1.12
11. I was adequately supervised in the clinical environment 4.17 1.01
12. I received regular and constructive feedback 3.94 1.15
13. I was supported to work within my scope of practice 4.20 1.01
14. My supervisor(s) understood how to assess my clinical abilities 4.06 1.20
15. I had opportunities to enhance my skills and knowledge 4.13 1.11
16. I had opportunities to interact and learn with the multi-disciplinary team 4.09 1.08
17. I achieved my learning objectives 4.17 0.99
18. I have gained the skills and knowledge to further my practice 4.22 0.94
19. I anticipate being able to apply my learning from this placement 4.26 0.93
Overall   
20. Overall, I was satisfied with this placement experience. 8.74 1.77