Inspiring undergraduates towards a career in community nursing
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Inspiring undergraduates towards a career in community nursing

Clare Cable Chief executive and nurse director, Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland
Caroline Dickson Senior lecturer in community nursing, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Gillian Morris Lecturer in nursing, University of Dundee

Clare Cable and colleagues look at what must be done to create evidence-based models for placements that go beyond traditional clinical areas

This article is based on the findings of a literature review commissioned by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland as part of its commitment to promote an evidence-based educational policy. An analysis of the literature suggests that there is potential to expand the provision of community placements beyond traditional clinical areas and these placements should be identified and overseen in collaboration with managers, mentors and higher education institutions to ensure a consistent approach and a positive learning experience. This may inspire undergraduate nurses to pursue a career in community nursing. Currently, there is little evidence to support models. High-quality evaluation research is required to ensure that new models are developed using a sound evidence base.

Nursing Management. 22, 6,18-25. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.6.18.e1382


Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 06 May 2015

Accepted: 25 August 2015