An exploration of empowerment amongst final-year undergraduate nursing students while on clinical placement in Ireland using Social Domain Theory

Sara Kennedy

Waterford Institute of Technology

Dr Sara Kennedy is a nurse lecturer in Waterford Institute of Technology, Sara is an experienced clinician specialising in paediatric and general nursing . Sara received her Bachelor of Nursing Science (hons) from Trinity College Dublin and was awarded her Msc in Nursing from the University of Manchester United Kingdom. Sara has just completed her PhD by research from Salford University Manchester. Sara's interests are in facilitation of undergraduate students to achieve and improve their empowerment and confidence in clinical practice; nursing culture and management and leadership within nursing organisations.


Aim: The aim of this study was to explore the factors that enhance empowerment development during the clinical placement of final-year undergraduate nursing students in Ireland. Background: Empowerment is a topical concept... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sara Kennedy (Waterford Institute of Technology)
  2. Nick Hardiker (University of Salford)
  3. Karen Staniland (University of Salford)

Topic Area

Topics: Adult Healthcare


E1 » Education 1 (10:30 - Thursday, 10th November, Seminar Room 0.30)

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