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Nursing Research and Practice
Volume 2011, Article ID 645125, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/645125
Clinical Study

Gradually Guiding Nursing Students through Their Capstone Course: Registered Nurse Preceptors Share Their Experiences

The University of Kansas School of Nursing, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mail Stop 4043, Kansas City, KS 66160-7502, USA

Received 3 December 2010; Accepted 22 February 2011

Academic Editor: Diane M. Billings

Copyright © 2011 David L. Martin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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