The development of a clinical learning environment scale

Dunn, Sandra & Burnett, Paul C. (1995) The development of a clinical learning environment scale. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22(6), pp. 1166-1173.

View at publisher


Within nursing, there is a strong demand for high-quality, cost-effective clinical education experiences that facilitate student learning in the clinical setting The clinical learning environment (CLE) is the interactive network of forces within the clinical setting that influence the students'clinical learning outcomes The identification of factors that characterize CLE could lead to strategies that foster the factors most predictive of desirable student learning outcomes and ameliorate those which may have a negative impact on student outcomes The CLE scale is a 23-item instrument with five subscales staff–student relationships, nurse manager commitment, patient relationships, interpersonal relationships, and student satisfaction These factors have strong substantive face validity and construct validity, as determined by confirmatory factor analysis Reliability coefficients range from high (0 85) to marginal (0 63) The CLE scale provides the educator with a valid and reliable instrument to evaluate affectively relevant factors in the CLE, direct resources to areas where improvement may be required, and nurture those areas functioning well It will assist in the application of resources in a cost-effective, efficient, productive manner, and will ensure that the clinical learning experience offers the nursing student the best possible learning outcomes

Impact and interest:

62 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
46 citations in Web of Science®

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

ID Code: 27895
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional URLs:
Keywords: Clinical Learning Environment Scale, Staff-student Relationships, Nurse Manager Commitment, Patient Relationships, Interpersonal Relationships, Student Satisfaction
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.1995.tb03119.x
ISSN: 0309-2402
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Research and Commercialisation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2009 22:23
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2009 22:23

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page