Clinic field experience provides the opportunities to nursing students to combine cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills, and problem-solving abilities. This study was definitively conducted to determine the opinions of nursing students regarding clinical practice guide. The universe and sampling of the study were made up of 79 students who were taking the Surgical Nursing Course. At the end of clinical practice, the students' opinions regarding the guide were evaluated by using a questionnaire. Students stated that the guide, was contribute learning of practices applied in the clinics (28,4%), allowed to complete their deficient applications (25,7%) and didn't encounter with difficulties while using it (45.9%). (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.