Learning and applying biosciences to clinical practice in nursing
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Learning and applying biosciences to clinical practice in nursing

Kathryn Smales Senior lecturer, Adult nursing, Buckinghamshire New University, Uxbridge, Middlesex

The study of biosciences by nursing students, while perceived by most as relevant, presents particular challenges for many during pre-registration programmes. This article describes a literature review of the teaching and learning of biosciences in nursing curricula. Four areas are explored: the relevance of bioscience in pre-registration nursing; difficulties experienced by nursing students learning biosciences; lecturer attributes in facilitating learning; and teaching and assessment methods.

Nursing Standard. 24, 33,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.04.24.33.35.c7716

Correspondence

Kathryn.Smales@bucks.ac.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review