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

Anderson, Carina ORCID: and 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. ISSN 0813-0531


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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 02:13
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical placement, nursing student, registered nurse (RN), teach, nursing standard, professional development
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4205 Nursing > 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified

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