Newly approved project - Enhancing learner clinical placements
The provision of quality clinical placements that reflect the shift in health care delivery from hospital to community care is an ongoing challenge for tertiary institutions’ nursing programmes. Nurse Maude Association’s Karen Betony intends her project to provide an overview of the range of current primary health care (PHC) clinical placements offered on Bachelor of Nursing programmes throughout New Zealand.
The findings are expected to identify innovative PHC clinical placements, barriers and opportunities and to make recommendations for developing quality PHC clinical placements. The project outcomes will enable current practice and learnings to be shared amongst providers of Bachelor of Nursing programmes as well as other areas of the health sector in which students undertake clinical placements.