The Clinical Supervision Process of Nurse Preceptors in Thailand: A Meta-Ethnography Research

Chawapon Sarnkhaowkhom, Ittipaat Suwathanpornkul


The purpose of this study was to synthesize five Graduate Theses on nurse preceptors by using Meta-Ethnography research method. The research finding fell into three steps as follows: Step 1 Preparing for teaching, Nurse preceptors prepared to their clinical supervision by four sub-steps,             1) prepare the readiness 2) study and review of clinical practice and clinical supervision guidelines of the organization 3) plan and design a clinical supervision model and 4) make a clinical supervision plans. Step 2 Teaching, this step consists of seven sub-steps, 1) creating familiarity with the learners 2) clinical practice orientation 3) clarify the performance evaluation criteria 4) pre-conference 5) clinical teaching from real situation 6) post- conference and 7) improve clinical teaching skills. Step 3 Teaching evaluation, this step consists of three sub-steps as follows; 1) self-evaluation by learners 2) reflection-evaluation by nurse preceptors and 3) documentation of evaluation by nurse preceptors. Therefore, nursing administrators can implement the result of this research as a process for clinical supervision and develop a supervision system in the nursing organizations to be more effective.


Clinical supervision, clinical supervision process, clinical teaching, nurse preceptor, meta-ethnography research


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