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Nurse education
Incivility impacts on sense of belonging in undergraduate nursing students
  1. Vanessa Heaslip1,2,
  2. Gillian Crossthwaite1
  1. 1Health and Society, University of Salford, Salford, UK
  2. 2Social Science, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Professor Vanessa Heaslip, Health and Society, University of Salford, Salford, UK; v.a.heaslip{at}salford.ac.uk

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Commentary on: Patel SE, Chrisman M, Russell CL, Lasiter S, Bennett K, Pahls M. Cross-sectional study of the relationship between experiences of incivility from staff nurses and undergraduate nursing students’ sense of belonging to the nursing profession. Nurse Educ Pract. 2022 Jul;62:103320. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103320. Epub 2022 Mar 7.

Implications for practice and research

  • Professional nursing bodies should provide guidelines promoting positive relationships and cases of incivility should be addressed through fitness to practice procedures.

  • Further research is required to examine different clinical placement models to identify those which best promote a sense of belonging in students.

Context

There is a chronic international shortage of nurses and those in the profession are ageing. There is an increasing evidence of incivility within nursing defined as perception of verbal/nonverbal actions that demean, dismiss or exclude an individual resulting in psychosocial or psychological distress.1 Incivility within …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.