The influence of personal qualities on performance and progression in a pre-registration nursing programme

School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Australia. Electronic address: .
Nurse education today (Impact Factor: 1.36). 10/2013; 34(5). DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.10.011
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Research conducted primarily with psychology and medical students has highlighted that personal qualities play an important role in students' academic performance. In nursing there has been limited investigation of the relationship between personal qualities and performance. Yet, reports of student incivility and a lack of compassion have prompted appeals to integrate the assessment of personal qualities into pre-registration nursing student selection. Before this can be done research is needed to explore the influence of students' personal qualities on programme performance and progression.

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