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In a grounded theory study examining the process of precepting an unsafe student, it was found that preceptors assigned passing grades to students who in fact should not have passed. Although preceptors perceived their role as gatekeepers for the profession, by not assigning failing grades to...
"You have to rely on everyone and they on you": Interdependence and the team-based rural nursing preceptorshipDownload
Purpose: A photovoice study was conducted to construct a narrative of teaching and learning to nurse in rural settings as seen through the eyes of nursing students and their preceptors. This article explores the rural context of team-based preceptorship; that is, how interdependence characterizes...
2014. Slides for the April 28th presentation at the Collaborative Faculty Development Conference in Alberta. Overview included student & instructor responses to learning to write from Years 1 to 4 and implications for undergraduate nursing education. Discussion of faculty development included...
Despite calls over several decades for theory development, there remains no overarching knowledge-translation theory. However, a range of models and theoretical perspectives focused on narrower and related areas have been available for some time. We provide an overview of selected perspectives...
Pairing a student with an experienced nurse through preceptorship is an approach to teaching/learning that promotes critical thinking, cultivates practical wisdom, and facilitates competence. Frequently, nursing students are of a different generation than their assigned preceptors and differences...
2012. Guest lecture to first-year nursing students.
Purpose: To describe nursing education research literature in terms of quality, content areas under investigation, geographic location of the research, research designs utilized, sample sizes, instruments used to collect data, and funding sources. Design and Methods: Quantitative and qualitative...
Despite political support for the baccalaureate degree as entry to practice, historical concerns over nursing education - the value of education versus service, professional versus vocational identity and theoretical versus practical knowledge - persist. The authors challenge the notion of a...
(with Anita Liao and Sarah McCracken, Faculty of Nursing.) June 24, 2013. Conference of Canadian Association for the Schools of Nursing (CASN) held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We present findings of the kinds of assignment-specific writing supports that enable undergraduate nursing students to...