Kathryn Holloway

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Effective preceptorship has consistently been identified as an essential support process for graduate nurses in their first year of practice. Quality preceptorship supports a new graduate to develop confidence and competence and is seen as a critical component of any new graduate programme. This paper provides an overview of nurse entry to practice (NETP)(More)
High quality preceptorship during their first year of practice is seen as critical for new graduate nurses' development of competence and confidence. Quality preceptorship is dependent upon skilled and knowledgeable preceptors who are committed to this role. A recent longitudinal evaluation of 21 Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) programmes in New Zealand(More)
There is international concern over inadequate levels of nursing practice skill acquisition in undergraduate programs. Preparation of student nurses in nursing practice skills prior to clinical placements reduces cognitive dissonance, enhances cognitive flexibility and thus facilitates skill acquisition. This research was a contextually modified replication(More)
Nursing services are expected to be dynamic in response to changing health care needs. This expectation requires the purposeful and effective development of nursing workforce capability through continuing professional development (CPD). An evidence based approach to training needs analysis (TNA) is a highly recommended yet often missing first step in(More)
Maximizing the contribution that nurses can make to the health care outcomes is the focus of health workforce planners and funders worldwide. New Zealand, along with many other countries, faces significant taxonomical challenges in developing specialist nursing workforce as nurse specialists and specialty areas of practice are inconsistently defined.(More)
The strategic review of undergraduate nursing education recently commissioned by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) will provide a focus for nursing education in Aotearoa/New Zealand in the immediate future. Recently the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC) completed its own review of undergraduate nursing(More)
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