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Enhancing support for nursing students in the clinical setting

Enhancing support for nursing students in the clinical setting

Nursing is a practice-based profession. Therefore clinical education is an essential part of the undergraduate nursing curriculum. The quality of nurse education depends largely on the quality of the clinical experience (Elliot, 2002; Napthine, 1996). Students require effective clinical placements to allow the application of theory to practice (Elliot, 2002). These experiences are central to the student’s preparation for entering the workforce as a competent and independent practitioner ...

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