Journal article

Outcomes of a clinical partnership model for undergraduate nursing students

Jennifer M Newton, Wendy M Cross, Karin White, Cherene Ockerby, Stephen Billett

CONTEMPORARY NURSE | ECONTENT MANAGEMENT | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Over the last decade several innovative approaches to enhance students' transition to graduate nurse year have been implemented or piloted. This paper describes a study that investigated how the social practices of clinical partnership placement model underpin workplace learning for undergraduate students as they transitioned to graduate. METHODS: A mixed method approach was utilized comprising individual interviews with students, observation of clinical workplaces across six different areas of nursing practice, student surveys of the clinical learning environment and participant workshops. RESULTS: Three themes were identified that influenced participants' preparedness for work ..

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