How clinical practice placements affect professional development

David Hunter

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Abstract

AIM:
The aim of the study discussed in this article was to understand the views of nursing students undertaking practice placements in emergency departments (EDs) and how they affect their professional development.
METHOD:
A literature review was undertaken, followed by semi-structured interviews with seven nursing students. Data were collected using Brown, et al's (2008) 'senses framework'.
FINDINGS:
Students enjoy and gain valuable experience from ED placements and integrate quickly into clinical teams.
CONCLUSION:
Emergency departments can be good learning environments for nursing student, who can develop their communicative an practical skills, and their ability to work in teams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalEmergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Clinical practice placements
  • Nursing students

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In: Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2010, p. 30-34.

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