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What is the value of Values Based Recruitment for nurse education programmes?

Groothuizen, Johanna, Callwood, Alison and Gallagher, Ann (2017) What is the value of Values Based Recruitment for nurse education programmes? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74 (5). pp. 1068-1077.

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A discussion of issues associated with Values Based Recruitment for nurse education programmes.

Values Based Recruitment is a mandatory element in selection processes of students for Higher Education healthcare courses in England, including all programmes across nursing. Students are selected on the basis that their individual values align with those presented in the Constitution of the National Health Service. However, there are issues associated with the use of values as selection criteria that have been insufficiently addressed. These are discussed.

Discussion paper.

Data Sources
This article is based on documents published on the website of the executive body responsible for the implementation of a policy regarding Values Based Recruitment in Higher Education Institutions up until June 2017 and our evaluation of the conceptualisation of Values Based Recruitment, underpinned by contemporary theory and literature.

Implications for nursing
Values Based Recruitment influences who is accepted onto a nurse education programme, but there has been limited critical evaluation regarding the effectiveness of employing values as selection criteria. Values are subject to interpretation and evidence regarding whether or how Values Based Recruitment will improve practice and care is lacking. The issues discussed in this article show that Higher Education Institutions offering nursing courses, whether in England or in other countries, should be critical and reflective regarding the implementation of Values Based Recruitment methods.

We call for a debate regarding the meaning and implications of Values Based Recruitment and further research regarding its validity and effectiveness.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Date : 29 December 2017
DOI : 10.1111/jan.13512
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Uncontrolled Keywords : Ethics; Healthcare; Higher education; Nursing; Policy; Social psychology; Students; Values; Values-Based Recruitment
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 11 Jan 2018 15:20
Last Modified : 03 Apr 2019 14:34

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