Developing sustainable placements: nursing students in general practice
Tina Fear Lead for the independent sector, University of the West of England, Severn HESW, Bristol
A drive is under way to shift care from hospitals to community settings. This is occurring at a time when many experienced practice nurses are retiring. Developing nursing student placements in general practice is encouraging more nurses to choose practice nursing as their career. This article discusses a sustainable strategy to maintain and increase general practice placements that contribute to workforce planning. It considers the challenges and benefits of nursing student placements to all concerned.
Primary Health Care. 26, 10,24-27. doi: 10.7748/phc.2016.e1182
Received: 24 June 2016
Accepted: 02 August 2016
Published in print: 29 December 2016Peer review
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