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Service user and carer involvement in student nurse selection: Key stakeholder perspectives

By Christine Rhodes and Idah D. Nyawata

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate an innovation where service users and carers were involved in the recruitment of child and adult nursing students. Seventy candidates, four service users and carers and six academics who had been involved in the selection process took part in the study. A short questionnaire was administered to the nursing candidates. Two semi structured group interviews were undertaken, one with the service users and carers and another with the academics. Findings reveal that the involvement of service users and carers in student recruitment was largely viewed positively with all three major stakeholders supporting it. Nevertheless the academics were also mindful of the difficulties that may be encountered in the process. The key message to emerge from this study is that service user and carer involvement in student selection is not without its challenges but with careful planning can be beneficial for all involved

Topics: LB2300, RT
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:8970

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