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- ItemOpen AccessFactors that contribute to effective clinical teaching of student nurse/midwife technicians in Malawi(2015-11-01) Chalera, JaneClinical teaching is an essential task in the production of competent nurse/midwife technicians. There is the increased disease burden in Malawian hospitals in the face of the shortage of nursing staff and at the same time there is increased student intake in nursing colleges with inadequate faculty members (Muula & Maseko, 2005). All these factors negatively affect clinical teaching. A quantitative, descriptive cross sectional design in data collection and analysis was used to investigate factors that contribute to effective clinical teaching of student nurse/midwife technicians in Malawi. Structured questionnaires were used on 130 nurse educators who consented to take part in the study. A response rate of 94% was achieved. SPSS version 19.0 was used to analyse the data. Results of this study revealed the factors that contribute to effective clinical teaching as: clinical teaching environment (79.9%, n=104), use of innovative clinical teaching methods(18.6%, n=24), adequate clinical teaching resources (10.2%, n=13), small number of nursing students (71.2, n=93), year of study (44.1%, n=57) and learning outcomes for the clinical setting (54.2%, n=70).Among the recommendations is empowering nursing students to actively participate in their own learning and evaluation of own achievement of clinical objectives as these are critical to their development as competent, self-directing professionals, capable of assuming responsibilities inherent in the ever-changing and expanding health care system.