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Supporting the Development of Critical Analysis through the Use of a Constructivist Learning Strategy

Supporting the Development of Critical Analysis through the Use of a Constructivist Learning Strategy Haggerty, Carmel Introduction This paper will explore a particular aspect of the Graduate Diploma of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (the programme). I will analyse how the programme coordinator used the Instructional Design process through critical analysis in order to identify aspects […]

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Tips for Surviving and Enjoying the Night Shift

Tips for Surviving and Enjoying the Night Shift Clayden, Joyce Whether you are a new graduate starting night shifts for the first time or an experienced night shift worker, these tips may assist you to improve your night shift experiences. We as night nurses carry a responsibility for the safety of those we care for, […]

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Student Exemplars

Student Exemplars Laracy, Kay The nursing literature related to reflection in nursing education is plentiful. The impact of reflection on the development of critical thinking is agreed (Cooney, 1999; Durgahee, 1997; Hannigan, 2001; Rolfe, 1998; Smith & Jack, 2005; Taylor, 2003), but its impact on the client’s experience of care has not been evaluated (Burton, […]

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A Century of District Nursing in Wellington, 1903-2003

A Century of District Nursing in Wellington, 1903-2003 Arcus, Kerri ‘Often wearisome, sometimes saddening, but always interesting’ Research abstract District nursing commenced in Wellington just over a century ago when Annie Holgate, a ‘trained, professional’ nurse, was employed to care for the ‘sick poor’ in October 1903. As the second district nurse in Aotearoa New […]

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Why Do Young People Choose Nursing as a Career?

Why Do Young People Choose Nursing as a Career? Pool, Leanne Introduction This paper will review the research literature related to young people’s reasons for choosing or rejecting nursing as a career. A critical overview of the literature is presented using a model of decision-making identified by Leach and Zepke (2005) in their systemic review […]