Views and experiences of mental health nurses working with undergraduate assistants in nursing in an acute mental health setting

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
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International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 2012, 21 (2), pp. 184 - 190
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Undergraduate nurses are employed as assistants in nursing (AIN) in inpatient mental health settings; however, there is a paucity of published research exploring registered nurses' (RN) views about the AIN role in these settings. This qualitative study documents the views and experiences of RN working with undergraduate AIN. Fifty structured face-to-face interviews were analysed, and the results are discussed in three sections.
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