Nurses report formal education improves practice

Fox, Amanda, Theobald, Karen A., & Yates, Patsy (2016) Nurses report formal education improves practice. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 24(4), p. 35.

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Increased demand for colonoscopy procedures has led to the introduction of nurse endoscopist in Australia. Evidence suggests that nurse endoscopy is safe and effective (Williams, et al, 2009). An educational pathway was developed in order to support this exciting new role providing advanced skills in gastroenterology, and a pathway for nurses wishing to continue study as nurse endoscopist. In 2014, Queensland Health sponsored a group of students to complete a Graduate Certificate course containing gastroenterology units developed in consultation with industry experts. This collaborative approach ensured a course highly specific and applicable to the discipline area that also met university standards. The course was evaluated for relevance and the application of knowledge to the clinical setting.

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ID Code: 99678
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Nurse Education, Curriculum, Nurse endoscopy
ISSN: 2202-7114
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Australian Nursing Federation
Deposited On: 05 Oct 2016 00:26
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2016 06:25

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