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Building a professional identity: views of pre-registration students

Attenborough, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-4018-8445 & Abbott, S. (2018). Building a professional identity: views of pre-registration students. Nursing Times, 114(8), pp. 52-55.


The way student nurses and midwives perceive their professional identity has changed considerably since the move from hospital-based to university-based education. Students develop a professional identity in a variety of ways, including through their interactions with registered professionals working as academics, but we know little about what they think of their lecturers’ backgrounds. As part of a larger study on revalidation and academic nurses and midwives, semi-structured interviews were conducted with five pre-registration students at City, University of London. This article discusses the students’ views on the clinical credibility of their lecturers and their own professional identities, as well as their understanding of revalidation.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 EMAP Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. Re-used with permission.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Departments: School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Nursing
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