Evaluating an advanced nursing practice course: student perceptions

Shearer, Diane and Adams, John (2012) Evaluating an advanced nursing practice course: student perceptions. Nursing Standard, 26 (21). pp. 35-41. ISSN 2047-9018

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns2012.


AIM: To explore students' perceptions of an advanced nursing practice course and factors affecting their progression. METHOD: This descriptive qualitative study explored the views of ten students who were undertaking a master's-level course in advanced nursing practice at one English university. Data were analysed using a framework for thematic content analysis. FINDINGS: Five themes emerged from the data: improved clinical assessment skills, benefits of an educational framework, increased confidence, importance of networking and increased autonomy resulting in a positive change in students' advanced nursing practice role. CONCLUSION: It is necessary to clarify and define advanced nursing practice to prevent confusion about professional boundaries. The study findings provide educationalists with broad and flexible indicators and benchmarks to devise module content that supports and develops the role of nurses in advanced practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: advanced practice, education, professional development, research
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 13:25
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:17
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/292896

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