Decisions, decisions: factors that influence student selection of final year clinical placements (2007)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Degree NameMaster of Education
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Education
Clinical practice is an essential and integral component of nursing education. The decision-making process involved in student selection of clinical placements is influenced by a range of factors which are internal or external to students. As there was little research that explored these factors and the influence they have on student decisions, I wanted to investigate this further. A mixed-method approach was used, using a questionnaire and focus group interview, to give breadth and depth to the research. This study found that students are particularly influenced by previous positive experiences, or an interest in a particular area of practice. Their personality will also influence their placement decisions. Nurse preceptors and clinical lecturers also provide a key support role to students in the clinical environment.
KeywordsClinical practice; clinical placements; decision-making; nursing students
RightsCopyright Rosemary Anne Whittle
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