Career interests of undergraduate nursing students: A ten-year longitudinal study

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Show simple item record Hunt, Grace en Verstappen, Antonia en Stewart, Lisa en Kool, Bridget en Slark, Julia en 2020-02-07T01:53:33Z en 2020-02 en
dc.identifier.citation Nurse Education in Practice 43:26 pages Article number 102702 Feb 2020 en
dc.identifier.issn 1873-5223 en
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dc.description.abstract An understanding of students' career interests at entry and exit from undergraduate nursing programmes could inform decisions regarding curricula and clinical placements. Since 2006, the University of Auckland has surveyed healthcare students at entry to and exit from their respective programmes, collecting information on a range of demographic, and career-related factors. This article describes career interests of over 500 undergraduate nursing students in New Zealand over a ten-year period. All Bachelor of Nursing cohorts commencing between 2006 and 2016 were invited to complete a questionnaire included questions about their career interests. In total 1875 questionnaires were completed (89% response rate). Among the overall cohort at entry, there was strongest interest for emergency care and child health, and least interest in older person's health. At exit, child health and surgery (general) were of strongest interest to the cohort, while older person's health remained of least interest. The analysis of the paired data (n = 564) identified decreases in interest for mental health and child health over the course of the programme, while there was an increased interest in primary health care. Changes in career interests indicate that education and clinical exposure to specialty areas during the programme may influence career interests. en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nurse Education in Practice en
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dc.title Career interests of undergraduate nursing students: A ten-year longitudinal study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102702 en
pubs.volume 43 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Elsevier Ltd. en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 792736 en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en School of Medicine en Cent Medical & Hlth Sci Educat en
pubs.number 102702 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-01-23 en 2020-01-22 en

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