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Fergy, Sue; Marks-Maran, Di; Ooms, Ann; Shapcott, Jean; Burke, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
The Academic, Personal and Professional Learning (APPL) model of support for student nurses was developed and implemented as a pilot project in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences of a university in response to a number of internal and external drivers. The common theme across these drivers was the enhancement of the social, academic…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, College Freshmen, Evaluation Research, Social Integration
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Dray, Beattie; Burke, Linda; Hurst, Heather M.; Ferguson, Anne; Marks-Maran, Diane – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2011
Vocationally based higher education programmes are meant to prepare people for employment in their chosen fields of study. In nursing, historically, employment after qualifying has been almost assured, with sufficient vacancies available for newly qualified nurses. Recently, however, for a number of reasons, primarily related to economic…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Employment Potential, Nurses, Vocational Education
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Dray, Beattie; Perkins, Andrew; Fritsch, Lynn Faller; Burke, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
Some undergraduate programmes require evidence of baseline numeracy skills as a condition of entry. With a widened entry gate into higher education and a recognised "mathematics problem" in society, students wishing to enrol onto degree programmes that require evidence of numeracy often find it difficult to provide such evidence.…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Numeracy, Admission Criteria
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Heaton-Shrestha, Celayne; May, Steve; Burke, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2009
Ways in which aspects of the student experience associated with first-year retention at university are likely to be influenced by the use of virtual learning environments (VLEs) are explored here through structured interviews with academic staff and students at one institution (Kingston University). This research finds that some assumptions made…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Holding Power, Virtual Classrooms