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The report of the evaluation of fitness for practice pre-registration nursing and midwifery curricula project: Final report, September 2008

Lauder, W, Roxburgh, M, Holland, Karen, Johnson, M, Watson, R, Porter, M, Topping, K and Behr, A 2008, The report of the evaluation of fitness for practice pre-registration nursing and midwifery curricula project: Final report, September 2008 , Project Report, University of Dundee, Dundee.

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Abstract

The debate about the competence of newly qualified nurses and midwives has a long and contentious history. Much of this debate has not been informed by a strong evidence-base, but has often relied on anecdote, personal experience and deeply held opinion. Recently, Clark and Holmes (2007) reported findings that in England ward mangers have low expectations of newly qualified nurses, who themselves reported feeling poorly prepared for their new role. Whether this reflects an accurate picture of real competence is open to question and this potential disjuncture between judgements about competency and actual competency is at the heart of this evaluation.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fitness for practice, nursing, midwifery, education, competence
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RT Nursing
Subjects / Themes > L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Publisher: University of Dundee
Funders: NHS (Education) Scotland
Depositing User: Professor Martin Johnson
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2009 15:17
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:59
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2284

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