The Experience of Australian Undergraduate BN Student Nurses Undertaking a Clinical Placement in the Solomon Islands

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243487
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Experience of Australian Undergraduate BN Student Nurses Undertaking a Clinical Placement in the Solomon Islands
Author(s):
Frischknecht, Sonja Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron xi
Author Details:
Frischknecht, Sonja Ann, DipAppSci (Nurs), BN, MN (Hons), sonja.frischknecht@avondale.edu.au;
Abstract:
Purpose: International undergraduate clinical nursing placements are becoming a more accepted alternative to local clinical nursing placements, and have been identified as contributing to positive learning experiences. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the lived experience of Australian student nurses that participated in a clinically focused learning placement in the Solomon Islands. It captured their perception of working in a clinical setting in a developing country.

Methods: An interpretive phenomenological study design was used. The sample comprised of seven senior undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students. Participation in the study was entirely voluntary and not linked to grading or satisfaction of requirements needed to complete their degree course. Data was collected via both in semi-structured interviews and a group presentation after participation in the placement. Six themes describing the participants perceived areas of learning resulted, including (i) collaboration, (ii) confidence, (iii) appreciation, (iv) adaptability and creativity, (v) ignited passion and (vi) cultural considerations.

Results: Results inform faculty of the usefulness of an international clinical learning experience in a developing country and may guide future teaching within the subject areas of primary health care, community health nursing and clinical subjects.

Conclusion: Findings will inform faculty when organising future international opportunities for clinical placement and provide insight to future curriculum development.

Keywords:
clinical education; developing country; undergraduate BN
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Experience of Australian Undergraduate BN Student Nurses Undertaking a Clinical Placement in the Solomon Islandsen
dc.contributor.authorFrischknecht, Sonja Annen
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron xien
dc.author.detailsFrischknecht, Sonja Ann, DipAppSci (Nurs), BN, MN (Hons), sonja.frischknecht@avondale.edu.au;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243487-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> International undergraduate clinical nursing placements are becoming a more accepted alternative to local clinical nursing placements, and have been identified as contributing to positive learning experiences. The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the lived experience of Australian student nurses that participated in a clinically focused learning placement in the Solomon Islands. It captured their perception of working in a clinical setting in a developing country. <p><b>Methods: </b> An interpretive phenomenological study design was used. The sample comprised of seven senior undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing (BN) students. Participation in the study was entirely voluntary and not linked to grading or satisfaction of requirements needed to complete their degree course. Data was collected via both in semi-structured interviews and a group presentation after participation in the placement. Six themes describing the participants perceived areas of learning resulted, including (i) collaboration, (ii) confidence, (iii) appreciation, (iv) adaptability and creativity, (v) ignited passion and (vi) cultural considerations. <p><b>Results: </b> Results inform faculty of the usefulness of an international clinical learning experience in a developing country and may guide future teaching within the subject areas of primary health care, community health nursing and clinical subjects. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Findings will inform faculty when organising future international opportunities for clinical placement and provide insight to future curriculum development.en
dc.subjectclinical educationen
dc.subjectdeveloping countryen
dc.subjectundergraduate BNen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:56Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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