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How clinical practice placements affect professional development

07 September 2010

Emergency Nurse

A&S Science

Aim The aim of the study discussed in this article was to understand the views of nursing students undertaking practice placements in emergency departments (EDs) and...

Assessment of nursing students in practice environments

26 November 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

The work of nursing students in practice placements can be difficult to evaluate, and recent literature suggests that there are tensions between university staff and...

Using reflective practice to learn from good and bad experiences

09 June 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

During a three-year nursing course, the author used Gibbs’s reflective cycle to consider two placement experiences in residential homes; one for older people, and...

Practice-based assessment: strategies for mentors

16 May 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

The reader is encouraged to investigate what is involved in the practice-based assessment of students and to consider how it might be improved. The author suggests...

Developing a pre-registration community learning programme

06 June 2009

Primary Health Care

General

Preparing nursing students to be effective community practitioners has presented challenges to providers of undergraduate and pre-registration nursing programmes....

A collaborative approach to developing student placements in care homes

29 January 2018

Nursing Older People

Evidence & practice

If high-quality, person-centred care is to be provided for older people with complex needs, it is essential that nurse education should aim to extend students’...

Supporting and mentoring nursing students in practice

14 September 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science mentoring

Decision making is a fundamental skill required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for entry to the nurse register. It is required for the completion of the...

Assisting students to prepare for a clinical practice placement

10 December 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

All students undertaking a nursing programme are required to complete clinical practice placements. These placement hours are an essential component of the training...