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ERIC Number: ED513616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 137
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-7540-8
A Learning Needs Assessment of Parish Nurses
Tormoehlen, Lucy
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Ball State University
Parish Nursing is relatively new, having its original Scope and Standards from the American Nurses Association published in 1998. At the same time the Basic Preparation Curriculum for Parish Nursing, which had been developed through the International Parish Nurse Resource Center, was distributed to Educational Partners of the Center and used for Parish Nurse instruction. This curriculum has subsequently been revised in 2004 and 2009, but over this time a study of the learning needs of novice Parish Nurses has not been documented. This study is an assessment of the learning needs of one group of Parish Nurses. The study was constructed on 11 prioritized Parish Nursing skills from the "Getting Started" module of the Basic Preparation Curriculum for Parish Nursing and consisted of three questions about each skill. Survey respondents were asked to rank (1) the importance of the skill, (2) the percentage of new Parish Nurses whom they felt were deficient in the skill and (3) how important it was to add more training for that skill in the Parish Nurse course. Answers to the skill questions utilized a six point Likert scale. Among other biographical information, respondents were asked how many years they had been an active Parish Nurse and to rank themselves based on Benner's (1984) levels of expertise. Although the outcomes of the study are focused on the learning needs of novice Parish Nurses, input was obtained from Parish Nurses of all levels of expertise. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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