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dc.contributor.authorJones, T
dc.contributor.authorCurtis, K
dc.contributor.authorShaban, RZ
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-27T22:42:46Z
dc.date.available2020-04-27T22:42:46Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2589-1375
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.auec.2020.02.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/393434
dc.description.abstractBackground: Specialist graduate emergency nursing education programs are essential to the delivery of high quality and safe healthcare to patients with complex needs in emergency care. Little is known about tertiary emergency nursing programs in Australia. This study aimed to determine the academic and professional characteristics of Australian emergency programs. Method: This embedded mixed-method study examined the academic and professional characteristics of Australian emergency programs in two interdependent phases: (1) document and content analysis of Australian graduate emergency nursing program websites; and (2) semi-structured interviews with the associated convenors. The data underwent framework analysis using eight pre-identified categories of (i) course entry, (ii) fee arrangement, (iii) mode of delivery, (iv) volume of learning, (v) clinical assessment, (vi) employment requirements, (vii) graduate expectations, and (viii) influence of healthcare employers and professional engagement. Results: Prior clinical experience and the requirement for concurrent practising in an emergency care environment influenced were common, however fee arrangements were not clearly articulated. The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia Practice Standards for the Emergency Nursing Specialist featured in part within 12 programs, principally to guide development of clinical assessments. Conclusion: Establishment of emergency nursing graduate practice standards could better inform the design and delivery of emergency nurse programs, and yield benefits in terms of graduate expectations and satisfaction and improved patient care.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Emergency Care
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.keywordsEmergency
dc.subject.keywordsGraduate education
dc.subject.keywordsNursing education
dc.subject.keywordsWorkforce
dc.titleAcademic and professional characteristics of Australian graduate emergency nursing programs: A national study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJones, T; Curtis, K; Shaban, RZ, Academic and professional characteristics of Australian graduate emergency nursing programs: A national study, Australasian Emergency Care, 2020
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-02-16
dc.date.updated2020-04-27T03:34:05Z
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorShaban, Ramon Z.


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