Nursing associate students in practice during the Covid-19 pandemic


Polec, A. 2024. Nursing associate students in practice during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nursing Times. 120.
TitleNursing associate students in practice during the Covid-19 pandemic
AuthorsPolec, A.

A study explored the lived experiences of student nursing associates during the Covid-19 pandemic by conducting semi-structured, in-depth interviews over Zoom. Participants reported negative experiences, as well as many positive outcomes of having worked during an international crisis. They recognised improved teamwork, enhanced learning and personal development as the main benefits of this challenging period. The study’s findings correspond with research in the UK and abroad among both students and qualified nurses. The results could be used to improve student nursing associates’ experiences in practice and to increase their resilience.

KeywordsClinical practice; Resilience; Interdisciplinary work
Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
PublisherEMAP Publishing
JournalNursing Times
Publication dates
Online02 Apr 2024
Publication process dates
Accepted02 Apr 2024
Deposited23 Apr 2024
Output statusPublished
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