Becoming a registered nurse

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Alavi C, Cooke M, Crowe M 1997, 'Becoming a registered nurse', Nurse education today, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 473-80.

Publisher's version of article available at http://doi.org/10.1016/S0260-6917(97)80008-1

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This paper describes research carried out with clinical agencies and former students to ascertain the effectiveness of curriculum design within the third year of a problem-based Bachelor of Nursing programme. It shows that where holistic care, time management, prioritization of care, working as a team member, and sophisticated clinical reasoning were introduced as deliberate strategies in students' learning, the transition to the workplace was more successful.