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Transition into remote and rural nurse education and careers: a qualitative study of student nurses

Kyle, Richard G.; Beattie, Michelle; Smith, Annetta

Authors

Richard G. Kyle

Michelle Beattie

Annetta Smith



Abstract

Background: Global nurse shortages present a threat to the sustainability of remote and rural healthcare. Interventions have been developed to support recruitment and retention of nurses that focus on providing pre-nursing experience for school pupils who intend to pursue nursing careers. However, there is a lack of evidence around how pre-nursing experience supports transition into nurse education.
Aims: To explore the impact of a pre-nursing scholarship for school pupils in remote and rural areas of Scotland on experiences of transition into nurse education.
Methods: Qualitative study involving semi-structured telephone and face-to-face interviews with pre-nursing scholarship participants.
Results: An authentic pre-nursing experience supported school pupils’ transition to nurse education. First, it increased students’ self-efficacy, both in their decision to choosing nursing as a career and their ability to nurse. Second, it helped students to realise that the opportunity to study closer to home was available to them. Third, it supported students’ educational and social integration, helping them feel prepared for university teaching and learning approaches and the social experience of being a student.
Conclusions: Pre-nursing experience can support transition into nurse education and contribute to career pathways that support recruitment and retention of nurses in remote and rural areas.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 2, 2020
Online Publication Date Jun 23, 2020
Publication Date Jun 23, 2020
Deposit Date Jan 6, 2020
Publicly Available Date Jan 6, 2020
Print ISSN 1744-9871
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 25
Issue 6-7
Pages 509-520
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987120908911
Keywords nursing education; careers; student nurses; remote; rural
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2452790

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