Supportive personal care workers are among the factors in clinical placements that determine if student nurses will return to the sector after graduation.

While learning opportunities and mentoring have long been seen as important in quality clinical placements for student nurses, a new Australian study has provided the first data to verify which elements of placements are linked to nurses’ desire to work in aged care after graduation.

The study by researchers at the University of Tasmania found that the opportunity to exchange feedback with clinical mentors, a positive teaching and learning environment, and supportive personal care workers were three factors that directly related to the likelihood of graduates working in residential aged care… Read More>>

Original article written by Darragh O’Keefe and published in Australian Ageing Agenda