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Boosting students' learning experiences in care homes

Collaborative working has enhanced nursing students' learning experiences in care homes
Care home student placements

Collaborative working has enhanced nursing students' learning experiences in care homes

Care homes are important settings for preregistration nurse training because they enable students to experience the complex and multifaceted realities of caring for older people, allowing the future workforce to be aware of the changes in healthcare.

In recognition of this, a partnership has developed between Bournemouth University and Colten Care, an independent care home provider with more than 20 homes across the south of England. The aim was to develop a proactive support structure for mentorship and nursing student placements and unlock the potential for learning that exists in care homes.

The mentors in this setting are motivated,

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