Shelley L Cobbett

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Student clinical practice is a significant and essential part of nursing education. Accordingly, clinical placements need to be positive and valuable. The purpose of this study was to describe newly-graduated nurses' perceptions of their student clinical intersession placements and how these placements impacted their functioning as graduate nurses.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether school connectedness demonstrated an independent protective association with risk of depression in students in grades 10 to 12 attending a high school in a rural community in southwestern Nova Scotia. METHODS Students at a high school in rural Nova Scotia participated in a self-completion survey in May 2009. Students were(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical simulations can provide students with realistic clinical learning environments to increase their knowledge, self-confidence, and decrease their anxiety prior to entering clinical practice settings. OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of two maternal newborn clinical simulation scenarios; virtual clinical simulation and face-to-face(More)
Nurse educators teach students to develop an informed nursing practice but can educators claim the same grounding in the available evidence when formulating multiple-choice assessment tools to evaluate student learning? Multiple-choice questions are a popular assessment format within nursing education. While widely accepted as a credible format to assess(More)
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