What student nurses reveal about and learn from mentors when using stories of clinical practice

Edwards, Sharon (2017) What student nurses reveal about and learn from mentors when using stories of clinical practice. Nursing Management, 23 (10). pp. 32-39. ISSN 1354-5760

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Abstract This article considers findings from a narrative research analysis and illustrates what student nurses can reveal about their mentoring when using their stories of clinical practice experience. The data is drawn from student nurses stories of clinical practice experience when engaged in the care of patients, and their perceived learning from it. The purpose of this article is two fold, first, to advocate the use of story as a tool to assist mentors in their role, and second, to express to them the concerns, sensitivities and priorities of students while gaining clinical placement experience. The implication of these findings is they can serve to develop a greater level of insight into understanding student nurses concerns, sensitivities and priorities. It can facilitate mentors’ important role in student nurses’ learning when involved in care and presented as stories. The paper attempts to illustrate the value of story as a learning tool in the workplace, and that by looking at a number of student nurses’ stories of clinical practice, shows that by paying attention to student nurses concerns, sensitivities and priorities can improve on the already significant role played by the mentor in student learning.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Narrative methods, Narrative Research, Students, Story, Learning, Mentor
Members: Bucks New University
Depositing User: Ms Jackie McPeak
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 08:56
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15390

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