“I know exactly what I'm going into”: recommendations for pre-nursing experience from an evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship in rural Scotland.
Smith, Annetta; Beattie, Michelle; Kyle, Richard G
Richard G Kyle
To develop a model of pre-nursing experience from evaluation of a pre-nursing
scholarship for school pupils in Scotland.
Action research study.
School pupils (n = 42) completed questionnaire surveys and participated in
anecdote circles. Student nurses acting as pupil ‘buddies’ (n = 33) participated
in focus groups. Descriptive quantitative data and thematic analyses of qualitative
data were integrated across cohorts and campuses.
Ten recommended components of a model of pre-nursing experience were
identified: educational experience of: (1) face-to-face on-campus teaching; (2)
hands-on clinical skills sessions; and (3) andragogy, practice exposure to (4)
nursing language; (5) nurses’ emotional labour; (6) patients’ stories; (7) pupils
socializing with buddies; (8) buddies planning placement activities; and (9) supporting
pupils during placements. Academic attainment was not a central component
of the model due to pupils’ need to (10) prioritize examined work for
further/higher education entry.
Smith, A., Beattie, M., & Kyle, R. G. (2015). “I know exactly what I'm going into”: recommendations for pre-nursing experience from an evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship in rural Scotland. Nursing Open, 2(3), 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.23
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Deposit Date||Oct 22, 2015|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 31, 2015|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Action research, nurse recruitment andRetention; pre-nursing experience; qualitativeresearch; scholarship;|
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