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In academic writing on mentoring and preceptorship there is little consensus on the meaning or characteristics surrounding these terms. The writers of this paper contend that the correct usage of preceptorship and mentorship, which gives credence and respect to the very different concepts...
The alberta ambassador program: Delivering health technology assessment results to rural practitioners.Download
Background: The purpose of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is to make the best possible summary of the evidence regarding specific health interventions in order to influence health care and policy decisions. The need for decision makers to find relevant HTA data when it is needed is a barrier...
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...
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...
There continues to be considerable debate about how to prepare nursing students so that they are ready to practise. A recent study with RNs, managers and educators in Alberta showed that: · there is a strong perception that practice-readiness is an idealistic, largely impossible goal that has...
The Process of Senior Nursing Student-Patient Connection: Student and Clinical Nursing Faculty PerceptionsDownload
The process of senior nursing student-patient connection: Student and clinical nursing faculty perceptions Abstract Background: With the current national shortage of nurses, technical aspects of nursing practice are emphasized, often to the detriment of relational aspects of patient...