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Undergraduate preparation for professional practice: An experiment in nurse education


I am sure many of you have wondered, as have I, what becomes of the graduates that we come to know during the years of undergraduate career preparation. Is the knowledge and skill repertoire gained during their degree adequate in the world beyond the university? Are they merely surviving out there, or are they able to make and take opportunities that go well beyond the basics learned as undergraduates? These questions are increasingly pertinent for nursing in Australia. Rapid change and development within our socio-political environment has altered the traditional territorial stereotypes of health personnel as ·the focus increasingly shifts to a more utilitarian approach to individual and population health.