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Supporting disabled student nurses from registration to qualification: a review of the United Kingdom (UK) literature.

Storr, Helen; Wray, Jane; Draper, Peter

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Helen Storr

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Dr Jane Wray J.Wray@hull.ac.uk
Director of Research, Senior Lecturer in Nursing



Abstract

This paper reviews the UK evidence in relation to support for disabled student nurses from admission to qualification. The review was undertaken with a view to informing the provision of more effective support for disabled student nurses both within university and clinical practice, focusing on students with learning difficulties, mental health problems and unseen disabilities such as diabetes as these are the most commonly reported categories of disability in the Nursing and Midwifery Admissions System (NMAS). Evidence is available that highlights barriers for disabled students and provides recommendations for support strategies; however, few papers actually discuss how effective these strategies are once in place. This review therefore recommends further research that considers how effective and appropriate adjustments in university and clinical settings are for disabled student nurses.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2011-11
Journal Nurse education today
Print ISSN 0260-6917
Electronic ISSN 1532-2793
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 8
Pages e29-e33
APA6 Citation Storr, H., Wray, J., & Draper, P. (2011). Supporting disabled student nurses from registration to qualification: a review of the United Kingdom (UK) literature. Nurse education today, 31(8), (e29-e33). doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.11.022. ISSN 0260-6917
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2010.11.022
Keywords General Nursing; Education
PMID 21208699
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