A sense of belonging: The importance of fostering student nurses affective bonds
Fundamental to child health care is the next generation of professionals who will be providing services and supporting children and families. Nurses comprise the largest proportion of the professionally qualified workforce, therefore it is imperative that the training of children’s nurses is both effective and affective. Nursing students are not ‘traditional’ students in the sense of higher education as they are expected to learn and achieve in two different environments, academic and placement. While maintaining a pedagogy which meets academic standards nurse lecturers must also train nurses for practice and for working within a diverse profession. Furthermore, student nurses must adapt to and experience student life while grasping and understanding the realities of what it means to be a nurse.
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Citation : Dunbar, H. and Carter, B. (2017) A sense of belonging: The importance of fostering student nurses affective bonds. Journal of Child Health Care, 21(4), pp. 367–369.
ISSN : 1367-4935
Research Group : Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
Research Institute : Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care