Enabling students to develop confidence in basic clinical skills

Wendy Mayne, Dev Jootun, Beverley Young, Glenn Marland, Margaret Harris, C Paul Lyttle

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An increase in the number of nursing students is making it difficult to guarantee those on the common foundation programme the opportunity to practise basic nursing skills. In order to address this problem a nursing college developed a skills week that enabled students to practise their skills and develop confidence. Simulated clinical situations gave students the opportunity to relate these skills to practice while learning about teamwork and holistic patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-9
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Times
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004


  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Clinical Competence
  • Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
  • Focus Groups
  • Humans
  • Nursing Education Research
  • Patient Simulation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Psychomotor Performance
  • Role Playing
  • Self Efficacy
  • Students, Nursing
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Evaluation Studies
  • Journal Article


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