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Factors influencing student nurses in their choice of a rural clinical placement site.

Authors
  • Smith, S
  • Edwards, H
  • Courtney, M
  • Finlayson, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Rural and remote health
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2001
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
89–89
Identifiers
PMID: 15869369
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Students who have previously lived and/or worked in a rural area are more likely to choose a rural setting for clinical placements or postgraduate employment. However, the value of rural clinical placements as a method of increasing awareness of employment opportunities in the rural setting is considerable. Family, financial and employment commitments should be considered in the development of recruitment and retention strategies for health professionals to rural areas.

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