What are the perceptions and experiences of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students during preceptorship and their transition into professional nursing practice during COVID-19?
Inclusion: All undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) nursing students in preceptorship who are completing the final clinical or
Exclusion: Faculty and instructors, also, BSN nursing students who are not completing the final preceptorship, clinical or practicum.
The onsite clinical practice experience of preceptorship students completing their final practicum and clinical
in a hospital setting before they transition to the role of a newly graduated nurse between 2020 and 2023
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed an already overburdened healthcare system and global nursing
shortage crisis. The objective of this qualitative review is to identify, analyze and synthesize perceptions and
experiences of BSN nursing students completing preceptorship, final practicum or clinical in acute care
settings. The review aims to describe the experiences to demonstrate weaknesses and strengths in the
current learning environment impacted by COVID-19. The review aims to identify factors contributing to the
completion of the BSN program and transition to a newly graduated nurse.