‘Show us you know us’: using the Senses Framework to support the professional development of undergraduate nursing students

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  • Andrew, N et al (2011) Senses framework

    Rights statement: Originally published in: Nurse Education in Practice (2011). Final version available from publisher's website at the link below. Nurse Education in Practice published by Elsevier. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalNurse Education in Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2011


As students, fledgling nurses need to feel they belong to a community of academics, peers and mentors who value their contribution to learning and knowledge. Creating a sense of community allows students to experience academic and practice integration at the beginning of their professional journey, recognising that positive learning experiences at an early stage of professional maturation can shape lifelong attitudes to learning and discovery. The Senses Framework has been used to develop supportive working in relation to older adults; it also has resonance for the development of undergraduate nurses. This article focuses on the student experience, exploring the potential for the Senses Framework to underpin a learning community, promoting collaboration and acknowledging the emotional, academic and professional work that is now essential for the preparation of registered nurse in the 21st Century.


  • student experience, nursing education, Senses Framework, communities of practice

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