Are we preparing student nurses for final practice placement

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620586
Title:
Are we preparing student nurses for final practice placement
Authors:
Morrell, Nicola; Ridgway, Victoria
Abstract:
The aims of this research were to illuminate student nurses’ perceptions of preparedness for final practice placement, and to ascertain factors that supported and hindered preparation for final placement practice. This phenomenological qualitative research was carried out in a UK higher education institution (HEI) with eight adult branch student nurses maintaining written diaries for the first 4 weeks of their final 10-week practice placement. Data were then analysed by means of an interpretive phenomenological approach (IPA). Results showed that students felt ill-prepared for placement. Eight clear themes emerged, including: being used as ‘an extra pair of hands’; mentors appearing to treat student practice documentation as unimportant; and high staff expectations. Other themes were: mentor importance; students feeling that they lacked knowledge; and students feeling unsupported and stressed. In conclusion, although students felt that they lacked knowledge and were used as an extra pair of hands, they did show clinical competence.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Morrell, N., & Ridgway, V. (2014). Are we preparing student nurses for final practice placement. British Journal of Nursing, 23(10), 518-523. DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2014.23.10.518
Publisher:
Mark Allen Healthcare Ltd
Journal:
British Journal of Nursing
Publication Date:
21-May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620586
DOI:
10.12968/bjon.2014.23.10.518
Additional Links:
http://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjon.2014.23.10.518
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0966-0461
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorMorrell, Nicolaen
dc.contributor.authorRidgway, Victoriaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-03T14:16:08Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-03T14:16:08Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-21-
dc.identifier.citationMorrell, N., & Ridgway, V. (2014). Are we preparing student nurses for final practice placement. British Journal of Nursing, 23(10), 518-523. DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2014.23.10.518en
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461-
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjon.2014.23.10.518-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620586-
dc.description.abstractThe aims of this research were to illuminate student nurses’ perceptions of preparedness for final practice placement, and to ascertain factors that supported and hindered preparation for final placement practice. This phenomenological qualitative research was carried out in a UK higher education institution (HEI) with eight adult branch student nurses maintaining written diaries for the first 4 weeks of their final 10-week practice placement. Data were then analysed by means of an interpretive phenomenological approach (IPA). Results showed that students felt ill-prepared for placement. Eight clear themes emerged, including: being used as ‘an extra pair of hands’; mentors appearing to treat student practice documentation as unimportant; and high staff expectations. Other themes were: mentor importance; students feeling that they lacked knowledge; and students feeling unsupported and stressed. In conclusion, although students felt that they lacked knowledge and were used as an extra pair of hands, they did show clinical competence.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcare Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjon.2014.23.10.518en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectStudent nursesen
dc.subjectPlacementen
dc.subjectPreparationen
dc.titleAre we preparing student nurses for final practice placementen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nursingen
dc.date.accepted2014-04-01-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
rioxxterms.funderUnfundeden
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2014-05-24-
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