Table 4

Site A viewpoint 3: Overt patterns of unsatisfactory clinical performance
Numbered statements Statement rankings across discrete viewpoints
1 2 3
8 The student fails to perform care consistent with clinical guidelines and standard procedures (e.g. hand washing; confidentiality; body mechanics) 0 −2 3
11 The student demonstrates a pattern of errors (e.g. repeated mistakes) 2 1 3
5 The student lacks the knowledge needed to assume care of assigned patients 0 −1 2
17 The student is unable to modify care based on emerging patient priorities 2 0 1
16 The student avoids consultation and collaboration with the clinical educator and other health team members −1 −1 1
20 The student does not demonstrate patient-centeredness (e.g. caring) 0 −2 0
38 The clinical educator does not role model established nursing standards 2 −2 0
21 The clinical educator does not appropriately guide student practice 1 2 0
36 The clinical educator is unable to establish and maintain a positive learning environment −2 2 0
31 The clinical educator does not enforce clinical program policies 1 −3 −1
28 The clinical educator does not assign clinical learning experiences consistent with student’s learning needs −3 −3 −2
14 The student has difficulty communicating (verbally or non-verbally) −2 1 −2
33 There are no clear guidelines for how to deal with specific student behaviours in the clinical setting (when to fail someone or what is considered unsafe student practices) 0 −4 −2
26 The student has a large gap in time between practice placements −5 1 −3
25 The student feels overwhelmed by course requirements −4 3 −5

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