Nursing education: the disseminated model
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Nursing education: the disseminated model

Nicola Braid Newly qualified learning disabilities nurse, Edinburgh Napier University
Samuel Abdulla Newly qualified learning disabilities nurse, Edinburgh Napier University

Nicola Braid and Samuel Abdulla review results of a pilot project in three Scottish universities that was intended to increase the number of nurses in remote and rural areas

In Scotland, learning disability nursing education is provided by institutions in the central region, resulting in fewer numbers of qualified nurses across other areas of the country. To solve this problem, a partially online model of education for pre-registration learning disability nurses, called the ‘disseminated model’, has been piloted at three universities. This article discusses findings from the pilot, which will conclude in August. It shows that, with the greater involvement of students, greater use of information technology training, more preparatory information, more support from group cohesiveness and sustained mentoring, an improved disseminated model could be valuable in many areas of education.

Learning Disability Practice. 16, 2,16-20. doi: 10.7748/ldp2013.03.16.2.16.e693

Correspondence

nbraid@nhs.net

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 22 August 2012

Accepted: 14 November 2012