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The importance of advanced level for specialist nurse program in intensive care nursing
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. Quality improvements, innovations and leadership in health care and social work.
2008 (English)In: The importance of advanced level for specialist nurse program in intensive care nursing, 2008Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The importance of advanced level for specialist nurse program in intensive care nursing

Lindblad Fridh, M. PhD , RNT, CCRN; School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Sweden

Contact: Marianne.Lindblad-Fridh@hhj.hj.se

Aim: The aim was to study the students/intensive care nurses self rated competence in academic skills, their conceptions of the importance of these skills in their professional work and changing during six year.

Method: The sample consist of one annual cohort of students (n=221) from all higher education institutions in Sweden (n=18) where specialist nurse programs in intensive care nursing were offered in 2000. Data were collected via a questionnaire at the end of the education (2000) and another one 2006. After six year 68 percent (n=150) are still working in ICU and 67 percent of these (n=100) had answered both questionnaires. Mc Nemar was used to analyse changes. The results here are just a small part of a larger study.

Results: 49 percent of the student rated their competence in analysing and making interpretation of research  high/very high at the end of  the education but after six year at work  only 22 percent rated high/very high competence (p= ,000). 38 percent of the student rated their competence in identifying nursing problem and initiating quality improvement work high/very high at the end of the education and after six year at work 42 percent rated high/very high competence (n.s.).  18 percent of the student rated their competence in leading and organising quality improvement work high/very high at the end of the education and after six year at work 24 percent rated high/very high competence (n.s.). The importance for the tree items varying between 64 to 88 percent for important /very important for the professional role.

Conclusion: It will be important to better prepare the nurses in the specialist nurse program for quality improvement work and evidence-based nursing care and the employers have to improve the possibility for nurses to work with evidence-based practice.

Reference

Lindblad Fridh, M. (2003). From general nurse to specialist nurse in intensive care. A study of experiences of specialist education and initial professional practice in intensive care (PhD thesis). Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis.

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2008.
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intensive care nurse, education, academic skill
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-7194OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-7194DiVA: diva2:128139
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A six year's follow up of a cohort of students from an intensive care nursing education
Available from: 2008-12-12 Created: 2008-12-12 Last updated: 2009-02-25Bibliographically approved

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