An action research project to evaluate the clinical practice facilitator role for junior nurses in an acute hospital setting

Kelly, Daniel and Simpson, Susan and Brown, Pauline (2002) An action research project to evaluate the clinical practice facilitator role for junior nurses in an acute hospital setting. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 11 (1). pp. 90-98. ISSN 0962-1067

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2702.2002.00568.x

Abstract

• It has been well documented that newly qualified nurses require support in developing confidence and professional competence. Although preceptorship models have gone some way in addressing this need, innovative and flexible models of facilitation and development are also required to respond to local demands. • In the project reported here a number of supernumerary clinical practice facilitators (CPFs) were appointed to support both healthcare assistants and newly qualified registered nurses to enhance their competence and clinical skills. It was anticipated that they might also encourage awareness of other professional issues, such as evidence-based practice, as well as having a positive influence on the clinical learning environment and staff morale. • This article describes how an action research approach was used to establish the CPF role in a variety of clinical areas across a large inner-city National Health Service Trust. It outlines the evaluation undertaken and the further contribution that such roles could provide.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Health and Education > Health & Education
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