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Are we there yet? Graduate readiness for practice, assessment and final examinations
journal contributionposted on 2018-04-01, 00:00 authored by K Missen, L McKenna, Alison Beauchamp
Background: This paper reports on one aspect of a larger doctoral project which investigated the perceptions of qualified nurses on the abilities of newly registered nursing graduates. Aims: To explore qualified nurses' perceptions on national examinations for registration in Australia. Method: This study used a descriptive quantitative design. An online survey tool was used to assess the views of qualified nurses (n = 148) in Victoria, Australia, on whether national registration examination should be made mandatory on the completion of undergraduate nursing studies in Australia. Content analysis was undertaken on participants’ open-ended responses to this question.