ERIC Number: ED129885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Learning Needs Assessment of Operating Room Nurses.
Pounds, Elizabeth; Littlefield, John H.
Operating room nursing is not a formal part of the generic nursing curriculum. A learning needs assessment can serve to identify inservice education needs of operating nurses. In this study, a factor analysis was performed on the responses of 1,201 practicing operating room nurses to a list of 24 behaviorally-stated learning needs. Four factors, Technical Operating Room Skills, Nursing Research and Evaluation Skills, Direct Patient Care Skills and Personnel Management Skills were identified. The learning needs of practicing operating room nurses with different levels of formal education, nursing experience, and staff position are examined. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)