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dc.contributor.authorGrealish, Laurie
dc.contributor.authorRanse, Kristen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:08:45Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:08:45Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.issn1037-6178
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/conu.33.1.80
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/57876
dc.description.abstractThis study explored how first year undergraduate nursing students learn in clinical placements as part of a program informed by Wenger's (1998) social theory of learning. Forty-nine written student narrative accounts of a learning experience were analysed and three triggers for learning were identified. The first trigger is that participation (or observation) of a task or procedure leads students into a complex, dramatic reading of nursing work. The second is that when students are personally (emotionally) confronted by the work, it presents a high challenge situation, recognized by students as a significant learning opportunity. The third trigger is encounters with different nurses assist students to construct an image of what they want to be as a nurse. These three triggers appear to align with Wenger's Communities of Practice constructs for identity, engagement, imagination, and alignment, and provides preliminary evidence supportive of the social theory of learning for nursing students on clinical placement.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publishereContent Management Pty Limited
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom80
dc.relation.ispartofpageto92
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalContemporary Nurse
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode420599
dc.titleAn exploratory study of first year nursing students’ learning in the clinical workplace
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2015-04-10T00:53:34Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorGrealish, Laurie A.
gro.griffith.authorRanse, Kristen


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