Academic skills and scholarship for nurses : building aspiration and preparing nurses for academic success

Medew, Karin, Harden, Tanya, Wirihana, Lisa, & Bielenberg, Gloria (2011) Academic skills and scholarship for nurses : building aspiration and preparing nurses for academic success. In The International First Year in Higher Education Conference, 28 June - 1 July 2011, Fremantle, WA.

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Abstract

Academic Skills and Scholarship for Nurses is a pilot programme which addresses academic aspiration and study preparedness of mature aged students. It is a series of four workshops designed and implemented by QUT Library staff in collaboration with Nursing and Midwifery academics, for pre- and post- registration nursing staff within the region of Caboolture, Redcliffe and Kilcoy. The programme extends QUT Library’s learning and study support expertise to the local community.

The intended outcomes of the programme are fourfold.

Firstly, encourage educational aspirations of mature age students, to establish realistic expectations and practical strategies for beginning tertiary study.

Secondly, skills developed will be congruent with lifelong learning principles and continuing professional development requirements of professional nursing bodies.

Thirdly, alignment with QUT strategies for widening participation in higher education and finally, strengthen existing relationships between academic and professional staff, and QUT and the local community for the benefit of all stakeholders.

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ID Code: 43784
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: academic preparation, widening participation, information literacy, mature aged students, HERN, nurses - professional development
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2013 23:21
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 08:53

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