Journeying through clinical placements - An examination of six student cases
Jennifer M Newton, Stephen Billett, Cherene M Ockerby
NURSE EDUCATION TODAY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2009
INTRODUCTION: How student nurses are permitted to participate in healthcare settings during placements is central to their skill development, formation of occupational identity and retention in nursing. Novices' participation and learning was mapped through their clinical experiences from student to graduate, as part of a multi-method longitudinal study examining nurses' workplace learning. METHODS: Twenty-nine second and third year nursing students participated in a series of interviews over a two year period. Six students, representing a cross-section of a student cohort form the basis of this case study. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematically coded. RESULTS: Four themes enc..View full abstract
The authors acknowledge the support provided by the Australian Research Council who funded this research project and to the contributions of the nurses and student nurses in the project.