From healthcare assistant to student nurse

Fiona Adair

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This article discusses research undertaken to investigate the journey that student nurses make who have previously worked as healthcare assistants (HCAs). It briefly identifies the research process, followed by in-depth discussion of one of the themes that emerged from the study: the difference between a student nurse and a healthcare assistant. The author chose to explore this theme in depth because more and more HCAs are undertaking the undergraduate degree programme to become a registered nurse. This article should help to inform them of the changes in role they can expect before embarking on their career progression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-82
JournalBritish Journal of Healthcare Assistants
Issue number2
Early online date8 Feb 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Feb 2017


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