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Supporting failing students in practice: The experience of nurse academics

Hadland, Rachel


Rachel Hadland
School Director of Practice Learning


A focus group explored the experiences of nurse academics working at a university in the UK, who are experienced in supporting nursing students who are not meeting NMC standards. The focus group examined how the role is managed in relation to underperforming students; the challenges faced and the support needed. The themes identified and
discussed include; expectations and conflict, tacit expert knowledge and emotional labour. Recommendations for future practice include the need for clarity around roles, dedicated time and resources, and clear mechanisms to share best practice.


Hadland, R. (2015). Supporting failing students in practice: The experience of nurse academics. Mental Health Nursing -London-, 35(1), 16-20

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Jan 26, 2015
Journal Mental Health Nursing
Print ISSN 1353-0283
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 1
Pages 16-20
Keywords failing students, nursing, nurse academics
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