From healthcare assistant to student nurse

Adair, Fiona (2017) From healthcare assistant to student nurse. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 11 (2). pp. 74-82. ISSN 1753-1586

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This article discusses research undertaken to investigate the journey that student nurses make who have previously worked as healthcare assistants (HCAs). It briefly identifies the research process, followed by in-depth discussion of one of the themes that emerged from the study: the difference between a student nurse and a healthcare assistant.

The author chose to explore this theme in depth because more and more HCAs are undertaking the undergraduate degree programme to become a registered nurse. This article should help to inform them of the changes in role they can expect before embarking on their career progression.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Transition, Knowledge, Evidence, Research, Accountability, Support workers
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 16:04
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 15:52

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