Evaluating the impact of a cardiac module for post-registration nurses

Edmonds, Mary and Adams, John (2009) Evaluating the impact of a cardiac module for post-registration nurses. Nursing Standard, 24 (2). pp. 35-41. ISSN 2047-9018

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns2009.09.24.2.35.c7265

Abstract

AIM: To discover whether nursing students believed that a post-registration cardiac module was meeting their needs. METHOD: A descriptive qualitative approach was used in this study. Semi-structured interviews were recorded with a purposive sample of six registered nurses who had previously completed a cardiac module. FINDINGS: Five core themes were identified: the value of the module, being a student, thinking about practice, improving delivery of care and role expansion. CONCLUSION: The study explored the extent to which a cardiac module developed the nurses' confidence, skills and knowledge in the context of their ongoing careers. The findings were generally positive because the nurses recognised the benefits for their practice and personal development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: cardiac care, continuing education, course evaluation, professional development
Faculty: Faculty of Health and Social Care (for research published prior to September 2011)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 12:18
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2018 16:25
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/139477

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