The study was conducted to determine the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education.
This is a descriptive study. The sample of this study was comprised of 199 nurse academicians. A socio-demographic data collection form and a survey on the difficulties that nurse instructors' experiences in clinical education form was developed by researchers to be used for data collection in an electronic environment.
It was determined that the difficulties of nurse instructors' experiences included having a heavy workload (41.7%); providing clinical practice area (30.29%); having an excessive number of students (64.8%); being able to implement the nursing care plan (25.6%); a poor physical environment in clinics, and difficulties with health care team members (29.7%).
It was determined of nurse instructors' experiences that some difficulties in clinical education and they have the opinion that these difficulties have a negative effect on teaching.