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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159013
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationship of Nurses' Professional Characteristics and Clinical Expertise
Abstract:
Relationship of Nurses' Professional Characteristics and Clinical Expertise
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Bobay, Kathleen, PhD, RN, CS
P.I. Institution Name:Aurora Health Care
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA
Contact Telephone:414.288.3851
Co-Authors:Mary Hagle, PhD, RN, AOCN and Deborah Gentile, MSN, RN, Metro Professional Development Council, RN
Expertise in clinical nursing practice has been discussed extensively in the literature. Benner proposed five developmental stages and several authors have described characteristics of nurses at varying levels of expertise. Many of these studies placed nurses into Benner's categories based on years of experience alone and not on any other criteria; the results of the studies have been mixed at best. Other characteristics of nurses might also be valuable in understanding stages of nursing practice, such as previous healthcare experience prior to becoming a nurse, level of education, and participation in continuing education. Purpose: To describe professional characteristics of nurses in the context of a reliable clinical advancement model in existence for more than 13 years. A Midwestern healthcare system uses an advancement model based on Benner's five developmental stages in concert with reflective narratives and peer review. Expected behaviors for each stage have been identified. Sample: A total of 261 RNs were randomly selected and stratified by stages of expertise from Advanced Beginner through Expert. Participants were recruited by telephone, fact-to-face interviews, or a study packet let in their unit mailbox. There was a response rate of 69% for the descriptive, correlational study. Results: Significant findings included a strong significant relationship between years of experience as an RN and level of expertise (.622, p<.01). Previous healthcare experience was weakly, but significantly, correlated with expertise (.145, p<.05). Self-reported non-mandatory continuing education was also positively and significantly related to level of expertise (.192, p<.01). Educational preparation was not found to be correlated in this study. Conclusions: Experience as an RN, previous healthcare experience, and ongoing continuing education are correlated with expertise.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.titleRelationship of Nurses' Professional Characteristics and Clinical Expertiseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159013-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Relationship of Nurses' Professional Characteristics and Clinical Expertise</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Bobay, Kathleen, PhD, RN, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Aurora Health Care</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Marquette University, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414.288.3851</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kathleen.bobay@marquette.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Hagle, PhD, RN, AOCN and Deborah Gentile, MSN, RN, Metro Professional Development Council, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Expertise in clinical nursing practice has been discussed extensively in the literature. Benner proposed five developmental stages and several authors have described characteristics of nurses at varying levels of expertise. Many of these studies placed nurses into Benner's categories based on years of experience alone and not on any other criteria; the results of the studies have been mixed at best. Other characteristics of nurses might also be valuable in understanding stages of nursing practice, such as previous healthcare experience prior to becoming a nurse, level of education, and participation in continuing education. Purpose: To describe professional characteristics of nurses in the context of a reliable clinical advancement model in existence for more than 13 years. A Midwestern healthcare system uses an advancement model based on Benner's five developmental stages in concert with reflective narratives and peer review. Expected behaviors for each stage have been identified. Sample: A total of 261 RNs were randomly selected and stratified by stages of expertise from Advanced Beginner through Expert. Participants were recruited by telephone, fact-to-face interviews, or a study packet let in their unit mailbox. There was a response rate of 69% for the descriptive, correlational study. Results: Significant findings included a strong significant relationship between years of experience as an RN and level of expertise (.622, p&lt;.01). Previous healthcare experience was weakly, but significantly, correlated with expertise (.145, p&lt;.05). Self-reported non-mandatory continuing education was also positively and significantly related to level of expertise (.192, p&lt;.01). Educational preparation was not found to be correlated in this study. Conclusions: Experience as an RN, previous healthcare experience, and ongoing continuing education are correlated with expertise.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:37:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:37:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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