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/phc2013.07.23.6.28.e775Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer reviewConflict of interest
Received: 19 June 2012
Accepted: 15 January 2013