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A follow up to new approaches to providing practice placements in the pre-registration nursing programmes: A comparison study of the year one pilot students and their year 2 experience. The Final Report

Citation
Bradley P, Roxburgh M & Lauder W (2012) A follow up to new approaches to providing practice placements in the pre-registration nursing programmes: A comparison study of the year one pilot students and their year 2 experience. The Final Report. NHS Education for Scotland. University of Stirling.

Abstract
Issues that may impact on student retention and attrition are multifactorial but a number of key areas have been highlighted, including the quality of support and learning experiences in practice settings. The first phase of this project (Roxburgh et al 2011), explored student, mentor and clinical manager perceptions of ‘Hub and Spoke placement models in Year One of a Pre-registration Nursing Programme. The funders Scottish Government Health Department, Recruitment and Retention Delivery Group agreed to commission further study of this cohort through Year 2 of the programme, when the hub and spoke allocation model was not used to support clinical placement allocation. Following the original pilot students through Year 2 of their programme, wherein they experienced a ‘traditional’ placement model, provided an opportunity to compare perceptions of both models and to build on and further explore the issues of belongingness, continuity, continuous support and quality of practice learning which had emerged from Phase 1 of the study.

StatusPublished
AuthorsBradley Patrick, Roxburgh Michelle, Lauder William
Number of pages57
Publication date05/2012
PublisherUniversity of Stirling
LanguageEnglish
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