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Managerial perceptions of mentor, lecturer practitioner and link tutor roles.
Nurse Educ Today. 2007 Nov; 27(8):923-32.NE

Abstract

Educating pre-registration nurses in clinical practice is a global issue. Within different countries problems exist in educating and supervising students in clinical practice and various models of clinical education are employed. In Wales, United Kingdom, this responsibility is divided between mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors. This paper reports on the third phase of a three-phase study in Wales to explore differences between mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors, and how they work together to assist students to integrate theory and practice. Four focus group interviews of National Health Service managers and Higher Education managers (n=22) were conducted. Qualitative content analysis revealed four themes: role characteristics and competencies, role differences, role conflict, and future options. The findings suggest a theory-practice continuum along which mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors occupy different positions. The article explores these different positions and offers suggestions for future role development.

Authors+Show Affiliations

North East Wales Institute, Wrexham, Wales LL11 2AW, UK. r.carnwell@newi.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17408814

Citation

Carnwell, Ros, et al. "Managerial Perceptions of Mentor, Lecturer Practitioner and Link Tutor Roles." Nurse Education Today, vol. 27, no. 8, 2007, pp. 923-32.
Carnwell R, Baker SA, Bellis M, et al. Managerial perceptions of mentor, lecturer practitioner and link tutor roles. Nurse Educ Today. 2007;27(8):923-32.
Carnwell, R., Baker, S. A., Bellis, M., & Murray, R. (2007). Managerial perceptions of mentor, lecturer practitioner and link tutor roles. Nurse Education Today, 27(8), 923-32.
Carnwell R, et al. Managerial Perceptions of Mentor, Lecturer Practitioner and Link Tutor Roles. Nurse Educ Today. 2007;27(8):923-32. PubMed PMID: 17408814.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Managerial perceptions of mentor, lecturer practitioner and link tutor roles. AU - Carnwell,Ros, AU - Baker,Sally-Ann, AU - Bellis,Mike, AU - Murray,Ruth, Y1 - 2007/04/03/ PY - 2006/08/03/received PY - 2007/01/09/revised PY - 2007/01/17/accepted PY - 2007/4/6/pubmed PY - 2008/1/25/medline PY - 2007/4/6/entrez SP - 923 EP - 32 JF - Nurse education today JO - Nurse Educ Today VL - 27 IS - 8 N2 - Educating pre-registration nurses in clinical practice is a global issue. Within different countries problems exist in educating and supervising students in clinical practice and various models of clinical education are employed. In Wales, United Kingdom, this responsibility is divided between mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors. This paper reports on the third phase of a three-phase study in Wales to explore differences between mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors, and how they work together to assist students to integrate theory and practice. Four focus group interviews of National Health Service managers and Higher Education managers (n=22) were conducted. Qualitative content analysis revealed four themes: role characteristics and competencies, role differences, role conflict, and future options. The findings suggest a theory-practice continuum along which mentors, lecturer practitioners and link tutors occupy different positions. The article explores these different positions and offers suggestions for future role development. SN - 0260-6917 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17408814/Managerial_perceptions_of_mentor_lecturer_practitioner_and_link_tutor_roles_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0260-6917(07)00019-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -