Undergraduate Nursing Students Participating in Admissions Interviews – An Innovation? An Exploratory Study

Cowey, E. , Mcfeely, C., Sykes, A. and MacIntosh, G. (2018) Undergraduate Nursing Students Participating in Admissions Interviews – An Innovation? An Exploratory Study. NET2018 Conference, Cambridge, UK, 04-06 September 2018.

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Abstract

In our university, Pre-registration Nursing students sit as panel members in undergraduate nursing admission interviews. The literature suggests this practice is not widespread in UK universities or internationally. We aim to evaluate the involvement of current students in admission interviews from student, graduate and NHS staff perspectives. We report findings from a survey of all Year 1 Nursing undergraduates who recently attended an admission interview at our university. A majority reported having a student present at interviews was helpful, particularly in alleviating nervousness. This finding may be useful for undergraduate recruitment and selection in other healthcare programmes in the future.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Additional Information:Highly Commended Poster Award
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacIntosh, Mr Graham and Cowey, Dr Eileen and Mcfeely, Dr Clare
Authors: Cowey, E., Mcfeely, C., Sykes, A., and MacIntosh, G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
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