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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Lynda J
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Marion
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Amy NB
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-15T06:45:45Z
dc.date.available2018-10-15T06:45:45Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1471-5953
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nepr.2016.06.009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/123871
dc.description.abstract‘Failure to fail’ is the allocation of pass grades to nursing students who do not display satisfactory clinical performance. This issue can have significant implications for individual students and assessors involved, as well as for nursing professionalism and patient safety. The aim of this systematic integrative literature review was to determine what is currently known about the issue of ’failure to fail’ within undergraduate nursing programs. A literature search of five databases up to May 2015 was conducted to identify primary research papers. The search yielded 169 papers of which 24 met the inclusion criteria. The majority of papers had moderate or good methodological rigour, with most of the literature originating from the Northern Hemisphere. Five main themes emerged: failing a student is difficult; an emotional experience; confidence is required; unsafe student characteristics; and university support is required to fail students. The results suggest that ’failure to fail’ is a real issue in tertiary facilities, with many complex facets. Given the costs of nurse education and the potential social and professional costs of poor quality nursing graduates, further rigorous research is required in this area.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom54
dc.relation.ispartofpageto63
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNurse Education in Practice
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130209
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.title'Failure to fail' in nursing - A catch phrase or a real issue? A systematic integrative literature review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMitchell, Marion L.
gro.griffith.authorJohnston, Amy N.
gro.griffith.authorHughes, Lynda J.


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