Baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of a capstone preceptor course in role transition
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The purpose of the study was to identify baccalaureate nursing students' perceptions of a capstone preceptor course as an aid in transitioning to the professional nurse role in regard to problem-solving, dealing with the unexpected, resourcefulness and maintaining calm. A qualitative descriptive design using ten structured interview questions was used. A convenience sample of all six senior students at a southern Colorado university, who completed an elective course in which they worked with a preceptor in a clinical area of their choosing , were interviewed using the adapted General Self-Efficacy ...