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School Nurses’ perspectives on the role of the school nurse in health education and health promotion in England: a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Nursing, December 2016
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Title
School Nurses’ perspectives on the role of the school nurse in health education and health promotion in England: a qualitative study
Published in
BMC Nursing, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12912-016-0194-y
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Authors

Beverley A. Hoekstra, Vicki L. Young, Charlotte V. Eley, Meredith K. D. Hawking, Cliodna A. M. McNulty

Abstract

The role of the school nurse is complex with many possible elements identified by previous research. The aim of this study is to understand perceptions of the role of the school nurse in order to support school nurses in the delivery of health education. The study used an inductive, qualitative research design involving semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Participants were recruited from four NHS trusts across England and final sample size was thirty one school nurses. Three focus groups and two interviews took place in person, and three interviews were over the phone. Data was thematically analysed. School nurses described six main themes. Four themes directly related to the school nurse role: the main roles of a school nurse, school nurses' role in health education, prioritisation of workload and activities, and community work. A further two other themes related to the delivery of health education: the school nursing system and educational resources. The role of the school nurse in England is very diverse and the school nurse role in health education is primarily to advise and support schools, rather than to directly deliver education. The study identified that tailored public health educational resources are needed to support school nurses.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 78 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 16 20%
Student > Master 13 16%
Student > Postgraduate 8 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Other 6 8%
Other 17 22%
Unknown 12 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 50 63%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 13%
Psychology 2 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 1%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 1%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 12 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 February 2020.
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#2,387,305
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Outputs from BMC Nursing
#58
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#75,032
of 381,979 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Nursing
#6
of 34 outputs
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