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Table 1 The results of integrating the findings from the systematic review of literature and field interviews: Themes, categories, and subcategories

From: From clinical expert nurse to part-time clinical nursing instructor: design and evaluation of a competency-based curriculum with structured mentoring: a mixed methods study

Themes Categories and subcategories
1. Educational competencies 1.1. Nursing clinical instructor’s competencies in the role of teacher
• Orientation of students
• Having professional knowledge and practical skills
• Recognizing and applying methods to facilitate students’ learning
• Guiding and conducting effective group discussions
1.2. Effective professional communication
• Interpersonal communication skills
• Interpersonal professional communication skills
2. Supervision competencies and student support in internships 2.1. Organizing internships
• Guiding and supervising students in internships
• Evaluation of students’ clinical performance
• Setting up a daily internship program
2.2. Supporting students
• Offering emotional support
• Understanding the needs and feelings of students
• Motivating students
• Promoting independence
• Providing assistance
• Giving effective feedback
3. Ethical-professional characteristics of clinical nursing instructors 3.1. Maintaining the ethical values of nursing instructors
• Maintaining the dignity of students and clients
• Observing ethics principles in nursing care
3.2. Professional attitude
• Being a professional instructor
• Being an enthusiastic instructor
• Acting as a role model for professional-ethical values