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Nursing Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 528580, 7 pages
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Putting the (R) Ural in Preceptorship

Faculty of Nursing, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 1C9

Received 11 January 2012; Revised 6 March 2012; Accepted 26 March 2012

Academic Editor: Florence Luhanga

Copyright © 2012 Deirdre Jackman 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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