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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, March 2014
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 301)
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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, March 2014
DOI 10.1016/j.profnurs.2013.09.002
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Authors

Angie Stombaugh, Andrea Judd

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 7%
Unknown 13 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 21%
Student > Master 2 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 14%
Librarian 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Other 3 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 4 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 21%
Unspecified 2 14%
Social Sciences 2 14%
Arts and Humanities 1 7%
Other 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 June 2019.
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#1,267,370
of 13,534,740 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Professional Nursing
#8
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Outputs of similar age
#19,966
of 187,344 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Professional Nursing
#1
of 6 outputs
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