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Preregistration student nurses' self-reported preparedness for practice before and after the introduction of a capstone subject

Preregistration student nurses' self-reported preparedness for practice before and after the introduction of a capstone subject

“Both cohorts were uncomfortable performing invasive procedures and reported low levels of confidence in the area of professional identity. An overall trend of decreasing confidence as patient assignment size increased was observed for both cohorts, and higher confidence was associated with previous health care experience. Perceptions of preparedness for practice did not increase significantly following the introduction of a capstone subject.” (p. 3245)

“Capstone subjects include theory but predominantly focus on clinical immersion under the guidance of a preceptor with the aim of consolidating students’ learning in the context of practice (Martin et al. 2011).” (p.3246)

Usher, K., Mills, J., West, C., Park, T., & Woods, C. (2015). Preregistration student nurses' self-reported preparedness for practice before and after the introduction of a capstone subject. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(21-22), 3245-3254. doi:10.1111/jocn.12996

Resource Theme(s): Development of professional and transitional skills in the context of a capstone course, Student skill developments

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