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The context, influences and challenges for undergraduate nurse clinical education: Continuing the dialogue


Forber, J and DiGicomo, M and Davidson, P and Carter, B and Jackson, D, The context, influences and challenges for undergraduate nurse clinical education: Continuing the dialogue, Nurse Education Today, 35, (11) pp. 1114-1118. ISSN 0260-6917 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2015.07.006


Introduction: Approaches to clinical education are highly diverse and becoming increasingly complex to sustain in complex milieu.

Objective: To identify the influences and challenges of providing nurse clinical education in the undergraduate setting and to illustrate emerging solutions.

Method: A discursive exploration into the broad and varied body of evidence including peer reviewed and grey literature.

Discussion: Internationally, enabling undergraduate clinical learning opportunities faces a range of challenges. These can be illustrated under two broad themes: (1) legacies from the past and the inherent features of nurse education and (2) challenges of the present, including, population changes, workforce changes, and the disconnection between the health and education sectors. Responses to these challenges are triggering the emergence of novel approaches, such as collaborative models.

Conclusion(s): Ongoing challenges in providing accessible, effective and quality clinical learning experiences are apparent.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:clinical education, education models, innovation, nursing, students
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Carter, B (Professor Bernie Carter)
ID Code:106708
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-02-18
Last Modified:2016-11-16

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