Background: In China, the nursing discipline has undergone rapid development in recent years, and clinical educators are an important part of the nursing education team. In order to improve their teaching ability and become competent clinical educators, we provided learning opportunities to them.
Method: To assess the effectiveness of education courses and modules, a cross-sectional study based on questionnaire responses was conducted. Sixty-six part-time clinical nurse educators from six teaching hospitals were included. A standardized four-section questionnaire developed by the authors was used.
Results: The education curriculum was approved by clinical educators (94%). The specific content in the education courses significantly improved the teaching ability (84%). From a teaching perspective, the confidence was enhanced; the clinical educators were able to control the purpose of teaching and learning objectives via a syllabus (92%).
Conclusion: Education courses can improve teaching ability, reinforce teaching control, and promote the quality of clinical teaching. [J Contin Educ Nurs. 2019;50(8):367-373.].
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