Is provision of professional development by RNs to nursing students a choice?

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Anderson, Carina, Moxham, Lorna and Broadbent, Marc. 2018. "Is provision of professional development by RNs to nursing students a choice?" Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing. 35 (4), pp. 34-41.
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Is provision of professional development by RNs to nursing students a choice?

ERA Journal ID14058
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAnderson, Carina (Author), Moxham, Lorna (Author) and Broadbent, Marc (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Advanced Nursing
Journal Citation35 (4), pp. 34-41
Number of Pages8
Year2018
PublisherAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0813-0531
1447-4328
Web Address (URL)https://www.ajan.com.au/archive/ajan_35.4.html
Abstract

Objective: This paper reports on a major category that emerged as a result of a Grounded Theory study that explored Registered Nurses' (RN) understanding of the nursing standard requirement to provide nursing students with professional development during their clinical placements.

Design: Grounded Theory study.

Setting: Nursing clinical education.

Subjects: Fifteen registered nurses participated in this study (n=15). Thirteen were female and two were male.

Main outcome measures: In-depth semi-structured interviews were the means of data collection. Constant comparative method was used to analyse data.

Results: The notion of choice emerged as a major finding. Choice is conceptualised as choosing whether or not to be involved in the professional development of nursing students. The category choice is informed by two themes; unsuited to teaching, and respecting peers.

Conclusion: According to the Australian nursing standards RNs are responsible for providing professional development to nursing students on clinical placements. Results from this Grounded Theory study revealed that participants perceived it is an RNs choice whether or not to provide professional development to nursing students.

KeywordsClinical placement, nursing student, registered nurse (RN), teach, nursing standard, professional development
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
Byline AffiliationsCentral Queensland University
University of Wollongong
University of the Sunshine Coast
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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