This study was supported by The Nurse Maude Association, Christchurch, New Zealand, a community‐based nursing service in New Zealand. We acknowledge the contribution of the following Nurse Maude Association staff: Mary‐Anne Stone (MPH), Senior Manager of Research, Innovation and Aged Residential Care. Cathy Hammond (MA–Clinical Nursing), Clinical Nurse Specialist – Specialist Wound Service. Denise Brankin (RN, PGDipHSc), Service Manager, Specialty Nursing Services. Gill Coe (BA), Research Officer.creative
Clinical practice is fundamental to the learning of undergraduate and entry-level nursing students. It provides the milieu whereby students apply classroom theory and simulated practice to the real world of nursing and become socialised into the profession. In contemporary nursing education, there is often competition among tertiary education providers to locate quality, appropriate placements; substantial costs may be incurred to access suitable placements.