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Factors affecting the programme completion of pre-registration nursing students through a three year course: a retrospective cohort study (2017)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Aspland, J., Barrett, D., & Gardiner, E. (2017). Factors affecting the programme completion of pre-registration nursing students through a three year course: a retrospective cohort study. Nurse education in practice, 24, 14-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2017.03.002

© 2017 Students who leave pre-registration nurse education having failed to complete remain a concern for higher education institutions. This study identifed factors influencing completion using a retrospective cohort analysis to map student characte... Read More about Factors affecting the programme completion of pre-registration nursing students through a three year course: a retrospective cohort study.

Choosing to stay: looking at retention from a different perspective (2013)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Aspland, J., & Barrett, D. (2014). Choosing to stay: looking at retention from a different perspective. Studies in higher education, 39(9), 1700-1714. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2013.806461

The retention of students presents a challenge to approved education institutions (AEIs) globally. Nursing student attrition is of particular concern owing to the high non-completion rates and financial costs. A survey approach was used in an AEI in... Read More about Choosing to stay: looking at retention from a different perspective.

Fit for purpose: traditional assessment is failing undergraduates with learning difficulties. Might eAssessment help? (2013)
Journal Article
Williams, P., Wray, J., Farrall, H., & Aspland, J. (2014). Fit for purpose: traditional assessment is failing undergraduates with learning difficulties. Might eAssessment help?. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 18(6), 614-625. https://doi.org/10.1080/13603116.2013.802029

Recent years have seen unprecedented growth in the size, diversity and academic orientation of undergraduate student populations. There is evidence that the use of innovative pedagogies using information and communications technology has the potentia... Read More about Fit for purpose: traditional assessment is failing undergraduates with learning difficulties. Might eAssessment help?.

Staying the course: factors influencing pre-registration nursing student progression into year 2- a retrospective cohort study (2012)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Barrett, D., Aspland, J., & Gardiner, E. (2012). Staying the course: factors influencing pre-registration nursing student progression into year 2- a retrospective cohort study. International journal of nursing studies, 49(11), 1432-1442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.06.006

Aims/background The retention of student nurses continues to concern the education sector internationally. Evidence shows that individual factors are correlated with a high risk of attrition, including age, disability, entry qualifications, financia... Read More about Staying the course: factors influencing pre-registration nursing student progression into year 2- a retrospective cohort study.

Screening for specific learning difficulties (SpLD): the impact upon the progression of pre-registration nursing students. (2011)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Aspland, J., Taghzouit, J., Pace, K., & Harrison, P. (2012). Screening for specific learning difficulties (SpLD): the impact upon the progression of pre-registration nursing students. Nurse education today, 32(1), (96-100). doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.01.021. ISSN 0260-6917

The study aimed to explore the impact of screening pre-registration nursing students for an SpLD at entry to an education programme, and the provision of specialist support for those identified as 'at risk'. Progression was monitored using a multiple... Read More about Screening for specific learning difficulties (SpLD): the impact upon the progression of pre-registration nursing students..

“A wealth of knowledge”: a survey of the employment experiences of older nurses and midwives in the NHS (2008)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Aspland, J., Gibson, H., Stimpson, A., & Watson, R. (2009). “A wealth of knowledge”: a survey of the employment experiences of older nurses and midwives in the NHS. International journal of nursing studies, 46(7), 977-985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.07.008

Background: The United Kingdom’s National Health Service workforce is ageing, and the specific needs of this sector of its workforce need to be addressed. Nursing and midwifery shortage is a worldwide issue, and with increasing demands for care... Read More about “A wealth of knowledge”: a survey of the employment experiences of older nurses and midwives in the NHS.

Commentary on Eley R, Hegney D, Buikstra E, Fallon T, Plank A & Parker v (2007) Aged care nursing in Queensland - The nurses' view. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16, 860-872 (2008)
Journal Article
Anne, S., Wray, J., Gibson, H., & Aspland, J. (2008). Commentary on Eley R, Hegney D, Buikstra E, Fallon T, Plank A & Parker v (2007) Aged care nursing in Queensland - The nurses' view. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16, 860-872. Journal of clinical nursing, 17(9), (1258-1259). doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.02027.x. ISSN 0962-1067