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Table 2 Modules of the competency-based curriculum

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

Modules Topics Module description Duration (Credit hours)
1. Effective professional communication skills • The clinical nursing instructor’s relationship with students, colleagues, the healthcare team, and clients
• Factors that facilitate and inhibit effective communication
This module emphasizes teaching, interpersonal, and professional communication skills of part-time nursing instructors. 4 h of theory and 24 h of training
2. Principles of clinical education • Philosophy of clinical education
• The strategies of preparing clinical instructors for clinical training
• The strategies of preparing students on the first day of internship
• Clinical education process (needs assessment, goal setting, educational planning, and evaluation) to achieve clinical outcomes
• Description of clinical education models
This module explains the philosophy of clinical education, the readiness of nursing instructors and students for clinical education and the kinds of models of clinical education. 10 h of theory
3. Creative clinical education strategies • Case method
• Case study
• Grand rounds
• Problem solving
• Critical thinking
• Discussion
• Clinical conference
This module provides useful and practical information about facilitating learning in clinical settings by using creative clinical education methods. Clinical nursing instructors learn how to facilitate learning in a more effective way. 4 h of theory and 24 h of skills training
4. Patient care management • Planning patient care according to the nursing process
• Principles of documentation
• Principles of patient education
This module teaches the principles of client-centered and holistic care to part-time clinical instructors. It also explains the importance of patient care planning to achieve clinical teaching goals. 4 h of theory and 24 h of training
5. Supervision competencies • Guiding and supporting students
• Creating motivation and independence in students
• Clinical evaluation strategies
• Effective feedback techniques
This module teaches supervision competencies to clinical nursing instructors, organizing internships, providing clinical guidelines, and methods to strengthen motivation and independence in students. 4 h for theory and 24 h for skills training
6. Professional and moral characteristics of part-time nursing instructors • Ethics in nursing care
• Professionalization of students
• Professional instructor
This module emphasizes the characteristics of effective clinical instructors as professional and ethical role models for students. 4 h for theory and 24 h for skills training