Failure to fail: assessing nursing students’ competence during practice placements
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Failure to fail: assessing nursing students’ competence during practice placements

Krzysztof Rutkowski Staff nurse, Intensive Care Unit, London Chest Hospital, Barts and the London Trust, London

The aim of this article is to provide a critical overview of the issues relating to the reluctance of registered nurses or mentors to fail students in their competencies and to identify possible causes for this at the practice level.

Correspondence krzysztof_rutkowski@yahoo.com

Nursing Standard. 22, 13,35-40. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.12.22.13.35.c6299

Published in print: 05 December 2007

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