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Title: The impact of widening participation on the role of the nurse teacher : a case study
Author: Anderson , David
Awarding Body: Lancaster University
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2010
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This thesis reports the findings of a study, which considered the impact of widening participation on the role( s) of a group of nurse teachers based at a School of Nursing. A single case study approach and semi-structured interviews were used to explore the perceptions of the nurse teachers. Subsequent thematic analysis enaJ:>led the identification of three key findings; the contribution of widening participation to the changing profile of pre-registration nursing students at the School of Nursing; the impact of widening participation on the nurse teachers teaching, clinical and personal tutor roles and the nurse teachers' acceptance that, currently, widening participation has a contribution to make to the School of Nursing. Some secondary themes emerged within the key findings and suggest that nursing was perceived as being devalued by the influx of students from alternative entry routes. Additionally, the findings highlighted that nurse teachers' considered increased student numbers had a negative impact on many aspects of their roles, and relationships, with students and clinical placement staff. Finally, it was identified that the nurse teachers felt unappreciated by senior managers at the School of Nursing who, they perceived, had little insight into, or understanding of, the pressures and demand made on them. Integral to the study was the role of the 'insider' researcher. The study acknowledges the challenges faced by the researcher and the strategies incorporated to ensure a candid representation of the findings. The study concludes by offering some suggestions and recommendations for future practice and research.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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