Cathy Dickson

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It is estimated that there is a global shortage of 2.4 million nurses, midwives and doctors. 1 This shortage has led to an increasing demand for additional new graduate nurses, 2 and the need for employers to retain nurses in the workforce. 2,3 However, a substantial proportion of new graduate nurses leave their employer or change positions within the first(More)
Clinical practicum experience for undergraduate nurses remains undisputed as an essential component of any program. Exposure to the reality of professional practice and its integration of explicit, with tacit knowledge, is invaluable in producing skilled clinicians. Currently there are many issues that have arisen regarding clinical practice education for(More)
BACKGROUND Nurses have a pivotal role in changing the focus of the health system toward a primary health care approach, yet little is known about the effectiveness of nursing students' educational preparation for this role. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to investigate undergraduate Australian nursing students' knowledge of and attitudes toward the(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To promote simulation as a learning strategy to support undergraduate nursing students with disabilities. BACKGROUND Supporting undergraduate nursing students with disabilities has gained further momentum because of amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act in 2009. Providers of higher education must now ensure proactive steps to(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To describe the process and challenges from a project that aimed to develop processes, source new placements and place students primarily in the discipline of nursing, but also occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, social work, and speech therapy. BACKGROUND Clinical experience in health facilities is an essential element of(More)
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