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dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Brigiden_US
dc.contributor.authorChaboyer, Wendyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Marianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorWerder, Helenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:01:04Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:01:04Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-03-01T22:10:41Z
dc.identifier.issn00012092en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.aorn.2010.11.037en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/43209
dc.description.abstractGrowing evidence demonstrates the link between the quality of care nurses provide, patient outcomes, and nurses' level of qualification and expertise. Little attention has been given to measuring the influence of experience and education on nurses' perceptions of their perioperative competence. To describe the influence of years of OR experience and specialty education on nurses' perioperative competence, we surveyed 345 perioperative nurses from two Australian hospitals. We developed the 98-item survey to specifically measure perioperative competence across eight domains that reflect knowledge, skills, and attitudes. We used multiple regression to analyze the data. There were differences in nurses' perceived perioperative competence based on perioperative experience and education, with more experienced nurses and those with specialty education reporting higher competence scores. Multiple regression analysis showed that experience and specialty education contributed to 23.3% of the variance in nurses' perception of their perioperative competence. Education initiatives are commonly used to address knowledge and attitudinal deficits; however, the results of this study suggest that education may only partly address these shortfalls. Hospital education programs should include staff development strategies associated with succession planning. Strategies that build on perioperative nurses' clinical experience and expertise will provide them with opportunities to develop skills in coordination and clinical leadership. Importantly, education occurs in a context and thus is embedded in clinical practice.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom78en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto90en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAORN Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume94en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099en_US
dc.titleEducation and Experience Make a Difference: Results of a Predictor Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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