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Co-developing and implementing a community nursing simulated learning resource for undergraduate nursing students

Arnold, Hannah, Willis, Rosemary and Watts, Tessa ORCID: 2021. Co-developing and implementing a community nursing simulated learning resource for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice 56 , 103192. 10.1016/j.nepr.2021.103192

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Policy agendas across the developed world privilege systems transformation, notably shifting the balance of service provision from hospital to community settings. Primary and community health services have pivotal roles in the United Kingdom’s longstanding policy ambition of healthcare services transformation, and it is imperative that undergraduate nursing students comprehend community settings as valuable learning environments, places of care and community nurses’ roles therein. However, limited community placement learning opportunities means nursing students may be inadequately prepared to work in community settings at the point of initial registration. High fidelity simulated learning is well established within undergraduate nursing curricula. Currently, this learning approach predominantly focuses on acute and secondary care nursing and takes place in simulation centres. Within undergraduate nursing curricula there is limited evidence to support that community-based simulation is utilised with the result that students may struggle to recognise the value of learning opportunities in the community environment. This underpins the rationale for the development of this educational initiative which reflects current health policy agenda of care being provided closer to home. In addition, the new pre-registration ‘Future nurse: Standards of proficiencies’ (NMC, 2019) acknowledge that registered nurses need to be able to care for people in their own home and in the community setting. This paper describes the co-development and implementation of a pilot, community nursing focused, simulated learning resource within an undergraduate adult field nursing programme in Wales, UK.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1471-5953
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 September 2021
Date of Acceptance: 1 September 2021
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 17:05

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