Community placements for nursing students
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Community placements for nursing students

Kate Brown Principal lecturer, Primary care and child health, School of health and social sciences, Middlesex University, London

Kate Brown outlines the need for educational bodies to widen nursing students’ experience of the primary care setting

This article explores the challenges involved in providing practice learning opportunities for pre-registration nursing students in community settings, especially in home care. It suggests that a third-year learning opportunity immediately before qualification can make a difference to whether a student feels confident in applying for a staff nurse post with a district nursing team.

Primary Health Care. 23, 6, 28-30. doi: 10.7748/phc2013.


Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 19 June 2012

Accepted: 15 January 2013