Student nurse appraisal of placement (SNAP): an attempt to provide objective measures of the learning environment based on qualitative and quantitative evaluations Academic Article uri icon


  • Many nurse researchers have emphasised the importance of good clinical learning environments for student nurses. However, there is less emphasis on how measures of the learning environment can be communicated clearly and objectively to educationalists and clinical staff. This paper attempts to show how the findings of a self-administered student nurse appraisal of placement (SNAP) form can be presented in both qualitative and quantitative terms. A questionnaire was specially designed to provide objective and valid feedback from students, and the learning environments of three wards were compared.

publication date

  • August 1994