Participants’ engagement with and reactions to the use of on-line action learning sets to support advanced nursing role development

Kay Currie, John Biggam, Janette Palmer, Terry Corcoran

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Abstract

Professional role development in nursing is occurring at a rapid pace in the UK as elsewhere. Internationally, finding relevant, flexible, sustainable educational solutions to support the preparation of nurses for new roles presents significant challenges for Higher Education Institutions, health service managers and the clinical practitioners who are would-be students. The use of on-line learning is frequently advocated as one means of resolving these difficulties. This paper discusses participants' engagement with, and reactions to, the use of on-line Action Learning Sets (ALS) as part of a national pilot development pathway for Advanced Nursing Practice in Scotland.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNurse Education Today
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • action-learning
  • nursing education
  • advanced role development

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