Using stories to understand clinical placement learning: a pilot study

  • Kirsten Jack Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Claire Hamshire Manchester Metropolitan University
Keywords: Clinical placement, stories, learning needs, student nurses


This pilot study explored the value of story writing to understand the learning needs of undergraduate nursing students during their first clinical placement. Early findings suggest that story writing affords freedom to express ideas and feelings, and could be used as an additional method alongside the current placement evaluation questionnaire to understand students learning needs.

Author Biographies

Kirsten Jack, Manchester Metropolitan University
Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing
Claire Hamshire, Manchester Metropolitan University
Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow
How to Cite
Jack, K. and Hamshire, C. (2016) “Using stories to understand clinical placement learning: a pilot study”, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Plymouth, UK, 0(10). doi: 10.47408/jldhe.v0i10.319.
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