Exploring the link between self-efficacy, workplace learning and clinical practice

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Abstract

Pre-registration nurse education includes both conceptual and practical elements to prepare graduates for the transitionto clinical practice. Workplace learning plays an important role in developing students' confidence, clinical skills andcompetency. This paper explores the, perhaps overlooked, centrality of self-efficacy to all areas of influence onstudents' and graduates' nursing practice, and proposes that clinical practice, in fact, lies at the intersection of selfefficacyand knowledge of core concepts. The potentially significant implications for both nursing education andclinical practice including the need for greater consideration of the pervasive influence of students' self-efficacy infuture curriculum development, are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-225
Number of pages11
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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