An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice
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An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice

Nicki Walsh Senior lecturer, School of Social Science, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, England
Rachael Mason Practice placement development worker, University of Lincoln, England

General practice is facing a shortage of nurses and it can be difficult to recruit and retain staff. Nursing students need exposure to primary care nursing roles if they are to consider them in their future career and to develop the skills needed for this environment. A study was designed to explore the experiences and perceptions of students on their final placement in general practice. The data were thematically analysed and three themes were derived from the data: myth busting, the teaching and learning environment, and attaining competency.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.1443

Citation

Walsh N, Mason R (2018) An evaluation of management placements for nursing students in UK general practice. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.1443

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

nichola.walsh@bishopg.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the mentors in this project for enabling it to be conducted and their continued support of nursing student education and the students who participated

Published online: 02 October 2018

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