Discipline: Social Science
This study assessed the Related Learning Experience (RLE) needs in terms of training, development and empowerment of the clinical instructors of the of the College of Nursing, University of Cebu-Banilad, Cebu City for SY 2010-2011. Findings of this study served as bases for a proposed action plan. This study utilized the descriptive-correlational design using a 50-item researcher-made questionnaire and purposive sampling procedure. It included 157 employed clinical instructors from Level 1 to Level 4 placements and midwifery/health aide instructors. Statistical treatments used in the data analysis were simple percentage, weighted mean, hypothetical mean range and the chi-square test of independence. Results revealed that the dominant RLE training needs were CPR, IV insertion, NGT insertion, colostomy care training, physical assessment skills, assisting in abdominal paracentesis and endoscopy procedures. The dominant development needs were research skills, continuing education, counseling, cultivating values and leadership skills. The extent of RLE needs in terms of training and development were needed while empowerment was most needed. In conclusion, there was a significant relationship between the clinical instructors’ profile and their empowerment needs. The researchers strongly recommend the implementation of the proposed action plan.