Back to basics: Exploring the conceptual basis of nursing

J. Scammell, S. Miller

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It has long been recognized that nursing is essentially a practice-based discipline, underpinned by fundamental concepts which inform practice. The purpose of this paper is two-fold: first, to discuss the need for an exploration of these concepts of nursing as a foundation to preregistration nursing programmes. Second, by utilizing a continuous quality improvement perspective, an evaluation of teachers' experiences with a cohort of adult and child health branch students is considered. It is concluded that a significant proportion of students found that a raised conceptual awareness served to promote theory-practice links.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570-577
Number of pages8
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999
Externally publishedYes


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