ERIC Number: EJ807058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 20
Life History and Zimbabwean Nursing Student: "Global Boarder"
Management in Education, v19 n1 p8-11 2005
A considerable number of students undertaking pre-registration nurse education in the UK are international students from Zimbabwe. The traditional strength of nursing education in Zimbabwe itself has been the large labour pool available for recruitment into the programmes. However, the numbers of recruits to UK nursing courses from Zimbabwe suggests that many students are instead choosing to study nursing in the UK, rather than in their native Zimbabwe. Reasons for this are likely to relate to a lack of health care provision in Zimbabwe, which makes it difficult for students to acquire clinical experience, and the current socio-economic situation, which encourages students to seek opportunities overseas, at a time when the UK is actively recruiting registered nurses and potential nursing students to staff the NHS. At De Montfort University the contingent of Zimbabwean-born nursing students make up 14.6 per cent of nursing students currently on the diploma course. A life history study was undertaken with the Zimbabwean nursing students in order to understand their lived experiences in attempting to study nursing in the UK, and to suggest strategies for educational management of such students. The aim of the study was to listen to their narratives, both to understand their experiences and to make suggestions for improving their educational management.
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Nurses, Foreign Countries, Clinical Experience, Recruitment, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; Zimbabwe