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Does Nursing Assistant Certification Increase Nursing Student's Confidence Level of Basic Nursing Care When Entering a Nursing Program?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Professional Nursing, April 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 202)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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Title
Does Nursing Assistant Certification Increase Nursing Student's Confidence Level of Basic Nursing Care When Entering a Nursing Program?
Published in
Journal of Professional Nursing, April 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.09.002
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Authors

Stombaugh A, Judd A

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore nursing student's confidence level with basic nursing care when entering the nursing program after implementation of required nursing assistant certification for program admission. In addition, the relationship between being employed as a nursing assistant and confidence level with basic nursing care when entering the nursing program was explored. A Likert-scale survey assessing confidence levels of basic nursing care was sent to 156 nursing students admitted to a nursing program prior to their first nursing course. Confidence level with nursing skills, nursing assistant employment, and length of nursing assistant employment were assessed. Students were most confident in hand washing (M = 5.87, SD = 0.36), gloving and gowning (M =5.46, SD = 0.75), making an unoccupied bed (M = 5.38, SD = 0.88), and oral temperature (M = 5.30, SD = 0.87). Students were least confident in the fitting for cane (M = 1.74, SD = 1.16) and ambulation with crutches on steps (M =1.81, SD = 1.27). Nursing assistant employment increased student confidence with basic nursing care. Nursing programs cannot assume that students are prepared in basic nursing care based on a nursing assistant certification.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 14%
Unknown 6 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 29%
Researcher 2 29%
Librarian 2 29%
Student > Bachelor 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 29%
Environmental Science 1 14%
Unspecified 1 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 14%
Social Sciences 1 14%
Other 1 14%

Attention Score in Context

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#909,868
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#5
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Professional Nursing
#1
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