Military preceptees’ journey in the emergency department
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Military preceptees’ journey in the emergency department

Marta Fullstone Military nurse, Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, Epsom, England
Olivia Hall Military nurse, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England

This article is an account of the experiences of two newly qualified military graduates who became preceptees in an emergency department (ED). It considers the emotions felt, the benefits of previous nursing experience, and the importance of reflection and support from colleagues. The article also suggests that ED experience can shape nurses’ ability to undertake operational and non-operational military nursing roles.

Emergency Nurse. 25, 8, 28-30. doi: 10.7748/en.2017.e1669


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This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

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Received: 31 October 2016

Accepted: 10 October 2017