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Developing a collaborative preceptor program involving registered nurses, student nurses and faculty

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Robinson, A and McInerney, F and Sherring, M and Marlow, AH, Developing a collaborative preceptor program involving registered nurses, student nurses and faculty, Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 17, (1) pp. 13-21. ISSN 0813-0531 (1999) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This paper addresses a collaborative preceptorship program involving a group of undergraduate nursing students, their registered nurse preceptors employed on the paediatric ward of an acute care hospital, and academic staff from a university school of nursing. The project utilised a fourth generation evaluation model, adapted from action research methods, which comprised a series of parallel focussed group discussions with a registered nurse preceptor group and a student nurse group. During the project, members of the two groups explored the issues around the supervision of students in practice in an acute paediatric context. This resulted in the development of innovative approaches to the supervisory practices utilised by preceptors. It also highlighted the benefits of collaboration between universities and hospital staff in developing preceptorship programs which respond appropriately to the needs of both preceptors and students.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Robinson, A (Professor Andrew Robinson)
Author:McInerney, F (Professor Fran McInerney)
Author:Marlow, AH (Ms Annette Marlow)
ID Code:17076
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-05
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