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Managerial perceptions of mentor, lecturer practitioner and link tutor roles

Carnwell, R, Baker, Sally-Ann, Bellis, M and Murray, R (2007) Managerial perceptions of mentor, lecturer practitioner and link tutor roles.

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Abstract

Educating pre-registration nurses in clinical practice is a global issue. Within different countries problems exist in educating and supervising students in clinical practice and various models of clinical education are employed. In Wales, United Kingdom, this responsibility is divided between mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors. This paper reports on the third phase of a three-phase study in Wales to explore differences between mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors, and how they work together to assist students to integrate theory and practice. Four focus group interviews of National Health Service managers and Higher Education managers (n=22) were conducted. Qualitative content analysis revealed four themes: role characteristics and competencies, role differences, role conflict, and future options. The findings suggest a theory–practice continuum along which mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors occupy different positions. The article explores these different positions and offers suggestions for future role development.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Metadata only available from this repository. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2007.01.005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2007.01.005 The article was originally published in the Nurse Education Today Journal in 2007
Keywords: Lecturer practitioner, Link tutor, Mentor, Nurse education, Theory'practice gap
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:05
URI: http://glyndwr.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/112

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