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Type: Journal article
Title: Selection of Undergraduate Nursing Students using Structured Oral Interviews
Author: Wilson, A.
Donnelly, F.
Chur-Hansen, A.
Turnbull, D.
Citation: Focus on Health Professional Education, 2009; 11(1):61-74
Publisher: Australasian and New Zealand Association for Medical Education
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 1442-1100
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A. Wilson, F. Donnelly, A. Chur-Hansen, & D. Turnbull
Abstract: Background: This paper reports on the methods used for the recruitment and selection of the 2006 cohort of candidates applying for a place in the nursing degree offered by an Australian university, and compares those who gained a place with those who did not. Method: Two questionnaires were used to collect data from all applicants before and after an oral assessment (an interview). Results: Initial evaluation and comparison showed there were no significant differences between successful and unsuccessful applicants in their expectations of the program, their career goals, knowing someone who was a nurse, or interest in studying nursing as indicated by application to other university nursing courses. Conclusions: These descriptive data provide valuable information for future longitudinal research. Other universities may find the procedures outlined here informative for their own selection processes.
Keywords: nursing; student selection; undergraduate; interviewing
RMID: 0020094843
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