An examination of interprofessional education in a pre‑registration children’s nursing course
Aim: This study set out to gain insight into views held by children's nursing students, lecturers and clinically based nurse mentors about interprofessional education (IPE). Method: A qualitative research design was undertaken. Small focus groups were held with pre-registration children's nursing students, and semi-structured interviews with university lecturers and clinically based nurse mentors to find out information about their understanding of IPE. Findings: Participants not only valued IPE, but they agreed that it had the potential to positively affect the care of children, young people and their families. Conclusion: It is important that professionals collaborate to ensure students receive high quality IPE learning experiences.