Evaluating experiences of a degree-level nursing apprenticeship

Cushen-brewster, Noreen, Last, Diane, Wood, Julia, Vickery, Helen, Driscoll-evans, Paul, Wilkinson, Susan and Malloy, Ella (2022) Evaluating experiences of a degree-level nursing apprenticeship. Nursing Times, 118 (11). ISSN 0954-7762

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The introduction of the degree-level nursing apprenticeship provides an alternative route to professional registration. The aims of this study were: a) obtain a greater understanding of the experiences of nursing apprentices midway through their four-year programme; b) explore with ward managers and practice education facilitators the challenges and benefits of the programme; c) identify examples of good practice. 19 participants (7 apprentice student nurses, 8 ward managers, and 4 practice education facilitators) completed semi-structured interviews. Results suggested apprentices felt well supported, and respected as members of an organisation, receiving financial remuneration was important, and their confidence grew over their course.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: degree nurse apprenticeships, support mechanisms, qualitative, curriculum
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Health & Science > Department of Health Studies
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2022 14:31
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 14:31
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/2745

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