Safety in School-Related Settings: Perceptions of Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150169
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Safety in School-Related Settings: Perceptions of Nursing Students
Abstract:
Safety in School-Related Settings: Perceptions of Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Shoemaker, Mary C., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Title:Coordinator of Junior Year, Professor
Co-Authors:Linda T. Anglin, DA, RN
Safety in the workplace for nurses has been an issue since nursing began. Nursing students, as part of the healthcare team, are exposed to safety hazards, assault and harassment in nursing schools and in their clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to determine if nursing students were exposed to safety hazards, assault, or harassment in their nursing schools and in their clinical settings. A nonexperimental retrospective study with convenience sampling was conducted. Nursing students in all types of nursing programs in central Illinois were included. The tool used was modeled after the Nurse Assault Survey for the Nurse Assault Project Team, Psychiatric Nursing Interest Group, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Canada (1992). One hundred fifty-six surveys were returned from seven programs. The results included: over 20 % of the respondents agreed that they were frequently expected to deal with violent behavior; 29% did not really know that their institution had policies and procedures covering this issue; over 50% identified that most assaults could be prevented by skillful handling of the client; over 85% indicated that assaults against nursing students were totally unacceptable; over 15% felt that their school failed to protect nursing students from assaults; and almost 50% agreed that they had been subjected to harsh or insulting language as a nursing student with the majority of the abusers being patients/clients, other nurses, physicians, and faculty members.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSafety in School-Related Settings: Perceptions of Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150169-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Safety in School-Related Settings: Perceptions of Nursing Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shoemaker, Mary C., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Coordinator of Junior Year, Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mary.c.shoemaker@osfhealthcare.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Linda T. Anglin, DA, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Safety in the workplace for nurses has been an issue since nursing began. Nursing students, as part of the healthcare team, are exposed to safety hazards, assault and harassment in nursing schools and in their clinical settings. The purpose of this study was to determine if nursing students were exposed to safety hazards, assault, or harassment in their nursing schools and in their clinical settings. A nonexperimental retrospective study with convenience sampling was conducted. Nursing students in all types of nursing programs in central Illinois were included. The tool used was modeled after the Nurse Assault Survey for the Nurse Assault Project Team, Psychiatric Nursing Interest Group, Registered Nurses&rsquo; Association of Ontario, Canada (1992). One hundred fifty-six surveys were returned from seven programs. The results included: over 20 % of the respondents agreed that they were frequently expected to deal with violent behavior; 29% did not really know that their institution had policies and procedures covering this issue; over 50% identified that most assaults could be prevented by skillful handling of the client; over 85% indicated that assaults against nursing students were totally unacceptable; over 15% felt that their school failed to protect nursing students from assaults; and almost 50% agreed that they had been subjected to harsh or insulting language as a nursing student with the majority of the abusers being patients/clients, other nurses, physicians, and faculty members.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:18:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:18:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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