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Title: An examination of the influences on choice of first post among a population of final year undergraduate student nurses
Author: Hicks, Allan
ISNI:       0000 0004 2695 4363
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2009
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This thesis examines the choice of first post after qualifying among student nurses. Specifically it reports on a census survey using a purpose designed questionnaire completed by final year undergraduate student nurses in three higher education institutions offering undergraduate pre-registration nursing education. Both internal and external influences on the student's choice of first post after qualification were examined. These influences included those on choice of nursing speciality and patient group and on the specific first post preferred by the respondents. The effects of the student's ethnicity, their individual educational programme (Diploma in Higher Education or BSc Hons) and their educational institution are considered in relation to their specific influences on choice of first post. The concept of career was examined both from theoretical and participant's perspectives. Additionally, the nature and effect of career guidance aimed at facilitating choice of first post was examined and was contrasted with career guidance aimed at longer term career choice. The thesis outlines how these data can be used to provide an effective model of career guidance specifically aimed at the study population by adapting an existing career development model which does not at present address the needs of this population adequately.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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