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dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Kath
dc.contributor.authorPaterson, Kirstie
dc.contributor.authorWallar, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:37:50Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:37:50Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-02
dc.identifierER4791
dc.identifier.citationMacDonald, K., Paterson, K. & Wallar, J. (2016) Nursing students' experience of practice placements, Nursing Standard, vol. 31, , pp. 44-50,
dc.identifier.issn0029-6570
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2016.e10230
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/4791
dc.description.abstractClinical practice placements are an essential component of pre-registration nursing programmes. Integration into a new team in an unfamiliar setting, which has its own values, practices, culture and language, can be stressful for nursing students. This article presents and discusses students' reflections on preparing for, entering and leaving practice placements. Ten students who participated in fortnightly group reflective sessions, discussed and analysed their learning experiences while on practice placements in an acute hospital. The challenges the students encountered were deconstructed using a group narrative approach. The students experienced ethical dilemmas around patient dignity, consent and advocacy as well as factors external to the practice setting, such as navigating systems and processes to access information before starting practice placements, managing household duties and academic workloads while working long shifts, and managing fatigue and loneliness. The students devised recommendations for other students to enable them to navigate their practice placements effectively and enhance their learning experience. Raising awareness among academic and practice placement staff of the challenges students encounter before and during their practice placement is essential to assist students to succeed and maximise their learning potential.
dc.description.abstractPaper adds to the growing body of evidence that children can acquire phonological systems before they are able to master the phonetic skills needed to convey the contrasts in that system
dc.format.extent44-50
dc.publisherRCN Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofNursing Standard
dc.titleNursing students' experience of practice placements
dc.typearticle
dcterms.accessRightsnone
dc.description.facultysch_nur
dc.description.volume31
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.7748/ns.2016.e10230
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid4791
rioxxterms.typearticle
refterms.dateAccepted2015-10-08
qmu.authorMacDonald, Kath
qmu.centreCentre for Person-centred Practise Research
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number10


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