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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: “I know exactly what I’m getting into”: Recommendations for pre-nursing experience: Evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship programme
Author(s): Smith, Annetta
Beattie, Michelle
Kyle, Richard
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Keywords: Action research
nurse recruitment and retention
pre-nursing experience
qualitative research
Issue Date: Nov-2015
Citation: Smith A, Beattie M & Kyle R (2015) “I know exactly what I’m getting into”: Recommendations for pre-nursing experience: Evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship programme. Nursing Open, 2 (3), pp. 105-118.
Abstract: Aim: To develop a model of pre-nursing experience from evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship for school pupils in Scotland.  Design: Action research study.  Methods: School pupils (n=42) completed questionnaire surveys and participated in anecdote circles. Student nurses acting as pupil ‘buddies’ (n=33) participated in focus groups. Descriptive quantitative data and thematic analyses of qualitative data were integrated across cohorts and campuses.  Results: Ten recommended components of a model of pre-nursing experience were identified: educational experience of: (1) face-to-face on-campus teaching; (2) hands-on clinical skills sessions; and (3) andragogy, practice exposure to (4) nursing language; (5) nurses’ emotional labour; (6) patients’ stories; (7) pupils socializing with buddies; (8) buddies planning placement activities; and (9) supporting pupils during placements. Academic attainment was not a central component of the model due to pupils’ need to (10) prioritize examined work for further/higher education entry.
DOI Link: 10.1002/nop2.23
Rights: © 2015 The Authors. Nursing Open published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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