PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES RELATED TO THE NATIONAL PLACEMENT EVALUATION CENTRE (NPEC) PROJECT
[Note: NPEC core author group bolded]
THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTS:
1. The Placement Evaluation Tool (PET)
Cooper, S., Cant, R., Waters, D., Luders, E., Henderson, A., Willetts, G., Tower, M., Reid Searl, K., Ryan, C., & Hood, K. (2020). Measuring the quality of nursing clinical placements and the development of the Placement Evaluation Tool (PET) in a mixed methods co-design project. BMC Nursing,19, 101. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-020-00491-1 [Open access]
Luders, E., Cooper, S., Cant, R., Waters, D., Henderson, A., Willetts, G., Tower, M., & Reid-Searl, K. (2020.) Nursing degree students’ clinical placement experiences in Australia: A survey design. Nurse Education in Practice, 54, 103112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2021.103112
2. The Patient Safety in Nursing Education Questionnaire [PaSNEQ]
Tella, S., Smith, N-J., Partanen, P., Jamookeeah, D., Lamidi, M-L., & Turunen, H. (2015). Learning to ensure patient safety in clinical settings: Comparing Finnish and British nursing students’ perceptions. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(19-20): 2954-2964. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12914
Tella, S., Smith, N-J., Partanen, P. & Turunen, H. (2015). Learning patient safety in academic settings: a comparative study of Finnish and British nursing students’ perceptions. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 12: 154-164. DOI: 10.1111/wvn.12088
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS OF NPEC CORE TEAM MEMBERS:
A list of publications related to the quality/evaluation of student clinical placements. (NPEC CORE authors bolded).
Cant, R., Ryan, C., Hughes, L., Luders, E. & Cooper, S. (2021). What helps, what hinders? Undergraduate nursing students’ perceptions of clinical placements based on a thematic synthesis of literature. Sage Open Nursing, 7:1-20. DOI: 10.1177/23779608211035845
Cooper, S., Cant, R., Luders, E., Waters, D., Henderson, A., Hood, K., Reid-Searl, K.; Ryan, C., Tower, M., & Willetts, G. (2020). The nominal group technique: Generating consensus in nursing research. Journal of Nursing Education, 59: 65–67. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20200122-02
Hughes, L. J., Johnston, A. N., & Mitchell, M. L. (2019). How organisational processes influence assessors’ experiences of marginal students’ performances in clinical assessments. Collegian, 26(2): 242-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2018.07.010
Hughes, L. J., Mitchell, M. L., Jones, C., & Johnston, A. N. (2020). Measuring assessors’ experiences of grading marginal student performances in clinical assessments–The assess-safe tool: Development and preliminary psychometric validation. Nurse Education in Practice, 43: 102701. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2018.07.005.
Hughes, L. J., Mitchell, M. L., & Johnston, A. N. (2021). Moving forward: Barriers and enablers to failure to fail – A mixed methods meta-integration. Nurse Education Today, 98: 104666. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104666
Ryan, C., & McAllister, M. (2019). The experiences of clinical facilitators working with nursing students in Australia: An interpretive description. Collegian, 26(2): 281–287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2018.07.005
Ryan, C., Cant, R., Hughes, L., Luders, E., Cooper, S., Ossenberg, C., Ahchay, D. & Fitzgerald, M. (2022). Upskilling Australian registered nurses to facilitate undergraduate nursing student clinical placement experiences. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 39 (3) June-August 2022. (Open access). https://doi.org/10.37464/2020.393.645
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS OF NPEC CORE TEAM MEMBERS
Cooper S., et al. Opening of the National Placement Evaluation Centre (NPEC). Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia and NZ). Webinar. 25/8/22. 154 attendees.
Hughes, L., Ossenberg, C., Ryan, C., Luders, E., Ahchay, D., Cant, R., Hopmans, R., Strickland, K., Fitzgerald, M. & Cooper, S. (2022). Enhancing the quality of nursing/midwifery work-integrated learning in Australia through the development of the National Placement Evaluation Centre (N-PEC). Australia and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference (Online) July, 2022.
Ryan, C., Cooper, S., Hughes, L. Ossenberg, C. and the NPEC Core Team. (2022). Influencing key stakeholders to enhance the quality of nursing and midwifery work-integrated learning in Australia – the National Placement Evaluation centre (N-PEC). NETNEP Conference, Sitges, Spain, October, 2022.
Cooper, S. An approach to measuring the quality of clinical placements. Development of the Placement Evaluation Tool (PET). Australian Pharmacy Council and ANMAC Colloquium 5/5/21. https://www.ipecolloquium.com/program456
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS RELATED TO NURSING STUDENTS’ CLINICAL EDUCATION OR CLINICAL PLACEMENT
Burgess, A., & Mellis, C. (2015). Feedback and assessment for clinical placements: achieving the right balance. Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 6, 373–381. https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S7789
Chigavazira, J., Fernandez, R., Mackay, M., & Lapkin, S. (2018). Adaptation and validation of the clinical supervision self-assessment tool among registered nurses. Nurse Education Today, 70, 28-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.08.008
Clarkson, M. (2015). Walk alongside: co-designing social initiatives with people experiencing vulnerabilities. Melbourne, Victorian Council of Social Services (VCOSS) 2015. [report] At: http://vcoss.org.au/documents/2015/08/Codesign-paper-Jul15_Final.pdf
Courtney‐Pratt, H., FitzGerald, M., Ford, K., Marsden, K., & Marlow, A. (2012). Quality clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students: a cross‐sectional survey of undergraduates and supervising nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(6), 1380-1390. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05851.
Currie, J., Grootemaat, P., Samsa, P., Halcomb, E., & Thompson, C. (2019). Topic 3: Clinical skill development. [Report: nursing review]. Centre for Health Service Development, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong. At: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/topic-3-clinical-skill-development
Currie, J., Thompson, C., Grootemaat, P., Andersen, P., Finnegan, A., Carter, M., & Halcomb, E. (2022). A scoping review of clinical skill development of preregistration registered nurses in Australia and five other English‐speaking countries. Journal of Clinical Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16239
Dale, B., Leland, A., & Dale, J. G. (2013). What factors facilitate good learning experiences in clinical studies in nursing?; bachelor students’ perceptions. ISRN Nursing, 2013, D 628679, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/628679
Department of Health & Human Services Victoria. (2015). The Resource Guide; Implementing the National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource and the Clinical Supervision Skills Review Tool. [report] Available at: https://vicknowledgebank.net.au
Department of Health Queensland. (no date). Best Practice Clinical Learning Environments: Overview of the Evidence and Available Resources [report] At: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0029/693335/cle-review.pdf
Doyle, K., K. Sainsbury, S. Cleary, L. Parkinson, D. Vindigni, I. McGrath & Cruickshank, M. (2017). Happy to help/happy to be here: Identifying components of successful clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 49: 27-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.11.001
Ekstedt, M., Lindblad, M., & Löfmark, A. (2019). Nursing students’ perception of the clinical learning environment and supervision in relation to two different supervision models – A comparative cross-sectional study. BMC Nursing, 18: 49. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-019-0375-6
Ford, K., Courtney-Pratt, H., Marlow, A., Cooper, J., Williams, D., & Mason, R. (2016). Quality clinical placements: The perspectives of undergraduate nursing students and their supervising nurses. Nurse Education Today, 37, 97-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.11.013
Health Workforce Australia (2014). National Clinical Supervision Competency Resource. (report). Adelaide, Health Workforce Australia.
Jarvelainen, M., Cooper, S., & Jones, J. (2018) Nursing students’ educational experience in regional Australia: Reflections on acute events. A qualitative review of clinical incidents. Nurse Education in Practice, 31: 188-193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.06.007
Jessee, M. A. (2016). Influences of sociocultural factors within the clinical learning environment on students’ perceptions of learning: An integrative review. Journal of Professional Nursing 32(6): 463-486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.03.006
McAllister, M., & Flynn. T. (2016). The Capabilities of Nurse Educators (CONE) questionnaire: Development and evaluation. Nurse Education Today, 39:122-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.01.022
Miller, L., & Cooper, S. (2016) A registered nurse in 20 weeks. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal July, 24:1.
Missen, K., McKenna, L., & Beauchamp, A., (2016). Registered nurses’ perceptions of new nursing graduates’ clinical competence: A systematic integrative review. Nursing &. Health Sciences, 18 (2): 143–153. https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12249
Paliadelis, P., & Wood, P., (2016). Learning from clinical placement experience: Analysing nursing students’ final reflections in a digital storytelling activity. Nurse Education in Practice, 20: 39–44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2016.06.005
Price, B. (2019). Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements. Nursing Standard, 34(9): 43-49. doi: 10.7748/ns.2019e11328
Russell, K. (2019). The art of clinical supervision: Strategies to assist with the delivery of student feedback. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 36(3): 6-13.
Ryan, C., & McAllister, M. (2019). The experiences of clinical facilitators working with nursing students in Australia: An interpretive description. Collegian, 26(2): 281–287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2018.07.005.
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Tella, S., Liukka, M., Jamookeeah, D., Smith, N-J., Partanen, P. & Turunen, H. (2014). What do nursing students learn about patient safety? An integrative literature review. Journal of Nursing Education, 53: 7-13. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20131209-04
Towell-Barnard, A., Coventry, L., Foster, L., Davis, S., Twigg, D. E., Bharat, C., & Boston, J. (2020). The psychometric validation of the quality practical experience (QPE) instruments (nurses and student nurse) to evaluate clinical supervision of undergraduate student nurses. Nurse Education in Practice, 43, 102697. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102697 Van Nguyen, N. B., Forbes, H, Mohebbi, M., & Duke, M. (2017). Development and validation of an instrument to measure nurse educator perceived confidence in clinical teaching. Nursing & Health Sciences, 19(4): 498-508. https://doi.org/10.1111/nhs.12373
AVAILABLE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS FOR RN PRECEPTORS OR MENTORS
Training programs are available for preceptor/mentor student supervisors’ professional development. This table showing four such resources, is drawn directly from the article by Ryan et al (2021) cited below, reproduced with permission.
Australian nursing clinical supervision education programmes in the community [Table 1]
|PROGRAMME||ACCESS ELIGIBILITY||FORMAT AND CONTENT|
|Best Practice Clinical Learning Environment (BPCLE) (2021) https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/health-workforce/education-and-training/building-a-quality-health-workforce/bpcle-framework Project funding: Victorian Health Department||Open access and also subscription-only resources||Web based; topics include |
– Planning the placement
– Supervisor duties
– Delivering feedback
– Developing service-education provider relationships
– Creating positive learning environments
|ClinEd Aus (Enabling Clinical Education Skills) (2022) https://www.clinedaus.org.au/ Project Funding Australian Government/ Queensland Government and six partner Queensland Universities||Open Access Online Modules and associated quizzes, blogs.||Online; topics include |
– Clinical reasoning
– Critical thinking
– Reflective practice
– Working with diverse students
– Supporting students in complex practice contexts (e.g. NDIS)
|Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) https://www.heti.nsw.gov.au/education-and-training/my-health-learning Project funding; NSW Health||NSW health employees only||Online and face to face |
Unable to access
|Supporting Health Students in the Workplace (UTAS) (2014) http://www.supportingstudents.org.au/ Project Funding: Australian Government (University of Tasmania)||Online||Online modules, videos and quizzes|
– Learning styles
– Constructive feedback
– Positive learning environments
Date of Revision October, 2022