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Transitioning the practical nursing student into practice: outcomes of a geriatric initiative.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of practical nursing
Publication Date
Volume
61
Issue
4
Pages
7–11
Identifiers
PMID: 22928226
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Schools of nursing for practical nursing students typically follow the traditional model of acute care facilities. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate an initiative project examining the use of a skilled nursing facility as a final clinical site in a practical nursing program. The pilot study proved to generate a successful academic and practice partnership between the school of nursing and skilled nursing facility, provide opportunities for students to gain confidence and practice in caring for older adults, and meet the goals and outcomes of the clinical practicum. Clinical experiences offered in a skilled nursing facility prepare practical nursing students to care for older adults and transition from student to graduate.

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