Exploring the experiences and perceptions of students in a graduate entry nursing programme: A qualitative meta-synthesis.
Rebecca J Jarden, Virginia Jones, Patricia McClunie-Trust, Rhona Winnington, Eamon Merrick, Kay Shannon, Rosemary Turner, Andrea E Donaldson, Rachel Macdiarmid
Nurse Educ Today | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Students commencing graduate entry fast-tracked nursing programmes leading to registration are highly motivated and characterised by rich life experiences. Given their unique motivations and characteristics, gaining insight into their experiences of graduate entry programmes will inform strategic directions in education. OBJECTIVE: To synthesise graduate entry nursing students' self-reported experiences and perceptions of their accelerated programme. DESIGN: Qualitative meta-synthesis. DATA SOURCES: Databases included Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Emcare, Education Resources Information Centre, Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online, P..View full abstract