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The first year of a problem-based learning curriculum

12 February 2003

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the first 12 months (the common foundation programme) of a problem-based learning curriculum in an adult-branch nursing diploma programme based...

Teaching students in the classroom and clinical skills environment

11 May 2005

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article demonstrates that careful planning and management can help to ensure effective learning for pre-registration students during theory and practical skills...

Pre-registration education: learning communities

05 June 2002

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Changes in nurse education in the UK and the introduction of a new pre-registration nursing programme have led to developments in education methods. This article...

Learning style preferences of undergraduate nursing students

18 April 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To determine the predominant learning style preferences of undergraduate nursing students. Method A demographic questionnaire and Honey and Mumford’s (2000a)...

Commissioning nurse education

25 February 1998

Nursing Standard


From April this year, consortia will be responsible for allocating the funds which so far, have been managed by the NHS Executive on their behalf. Education...

Nurse education in the university setting

25 February 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & science

THE CONSERVATIVE party leader Michael Howard’s recent statement that there are too many students in higher education doing too many ‘Mickey Mouse courses’ begs the...

Developing benchmarks for prior learning assessment. Part 2: practitioners

16 May 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Part 1 of this article examined a study into the use of benchmarking for prior learning assessment (PLA). This article outlines the benchmarks and practitioner...

Developing benchmarks for prior learning assessment. Part 1: research

09 May 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim The aim of the study was to develop and promote national benchmarks for those engaged in accreditation of prior learning (APL) termed ‘prior learning assessment...

Enquiry-based learning: an introductory guide

12 September 2001

Nursing Standard


Enquiry-based learning uses real life situations to analyse and possibly refine nursing practice. Bob Price discusses the process.

Student assessment using poster presentations

01 October 2005

Paediatric Nursing


For children’s nurses to acquire knowledge and skills which are useful in many settings their learning should be both reflective and critical (Cree 2000). Different...
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