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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Children and Young People
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017


A digital storytelling resource focusing on the experience of nursing in neonatal care was developed using the narratives of six undergraduate children's nursing students who had undergone a practice placement on a neonatal unit. An evaluation of the resource in relation to its contribution to learning for students in a new, specialised area of practice revealed that storytelling based on peers' experiences is a valuable and insightful approach to learning. This is particularly important in a specialty such as neonatal care where the unfamiliarity of the environment and patient group can cause anxiety and uncertainty among students. Overall, the resource was seen to be useful to children's nursing students who are preparing for a practice placement in an unfamiliar clinical area.


This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of the following article: Julia Petty, and Richard Treves, ‘Development of a digital storytelling resource to support children’s nursing students in neonatal care’, Nursing Children and Young People, Vol. 29 (2): 32-37, March 2017. The final, definitive version is available online at DOI: Published by the Royal College of Nursing.

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