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Preceptorship placements in western rural Canadian settings: Perceptions of nursing students and preceptors

  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
  • This article reports on one theme from a grounded theory study examining the experiences of fourth year nursing undergraduate students and their rural-based preceptors. The preceptors reported issues concerning orientation and communication with faculty, integration of students into care, severe weather conditions, and lack of resources whereas the students reported issues with relocation to rural centers, accessing information, faculty contact, travel and accommodation. Addressing these issues as well as increasing theoretical content related to rural nursing practice may be effective in recruiting younger nurses via positive preceptorship experiences to rural practice, thus ensuring rural residents continue to have access to limited health services in rural settings. The findings have implications for the role of faculty in preparing, orienting, and supporting both preceptors and students.

  • Date created
    2006
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  • Type of Item
    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R32Z12S14
  • License
    © 2006 Binghamton University. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Yonge, O., Ferguson, L. & Myrick, F. (2006). Preceptorship placements in western rural Canadian settings: Perceptions of nursing students and preceptors. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 6(2), 47-56.