Graduate entry nursing in the Australian context: a longitudinal cohort study of the attributes, aspirations and expectations of students in the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Sydney
This research project is intended to gather information on the first graduate entry Master of Nursing offered in Australia and provide data on which to make comparisons with other studies conducted internationally. In particular, the study will allow analysis to be made of the characteristics of people who chose to commence a nursing career having previously studied in other fields and worked in other industries. As well, the study will allow comparisons to be made with younger students, predominantly school leavers, who are undertaking patterns of study that involve an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, with the Master of Nursing as preparation for a career in nursing. Students’ learning experiences will also be studied.
Professor Jocalyn Lawler, Lynne Brown, Dr Maureen Boughton, Dr Deb Neyle, Associate Professor Sandra West
University of Sydney Teaching Improvement Fund
Associate Professor Maureen Boughton, +61 2 9351 0626