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Student Nurses: Unsatisfactory Performance Review

I need suggestions on at least three alternative solutions for working with a student nurse who receives an unsatisfactory performance review in a clinical setting. What are the possible strengths and weaknesses of using these solutions. Need references and resources.

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Good question! Let's look at three solutions to consider. I also attached an interesting study investigating the effects of adult numeracy development in the first year of student nursing placement.

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1. I need suggestion on at least THREE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR WORKING WITH A STUDENT nurse WHO RECEIVES AN UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE REVIEW IN A CLINICAL SETTING. WHAT ARE THE possible STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF USING THESE SOLUTIONS? Need references and resources.

When considering solutions to a problem, it is important to match the specific 'unsatisfactory' performance with the solution proposed. This question does not give you the specifics about the type of 'unsatisfactory' performance, so these solutions will be in general. However, it is often imperative to go beyond the specific performance to what might be underlying the poor performance (Is it the lack of skills? Is there a lack of support from a cohesive team who the student has learned to trust? Is there a lack of communication and feedback to student by mentor or supervisor? Does the student feel safe to ask questions about what to do when unsure and to communicate freely with the supervisor or mentor(s)? Does the student nurse feel used, so slacks off in performance and/or quits? Is there a poor working partnership relationship with the student nurse? Etc.)

Research suggests, for example, there are several reasons for student nurses' unsatisfactory learning experience in a clinical setting, which often leads to poor performance and/or high retention rates. These include such things as inadequate mentoring programs in the clinical placement, lack of preparation by both mentor and student prior to the ...

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This solution identifies several potential solutions for working with student nurses who receives an unsatisfactory performance review in a clinical setting, including strengths and weaknesses of these solutions. References and an extra resource are also provided.

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