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ERIC Number: EJ1115913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Bachelors of Science in Nursing Students and a Qualitative Analysis of Their Medication Administration Experiences
Betts, Kelly J.
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n27 p76-81 2016
Lack of medication knowledge and skills is detrimental to the safety and welfare of patients. Lack of pharmacology knowledge and skills is detrimental to the safety and welfare of patients. In a southern baccalaureate nursing program, students demonstrated deficiencies in their medication knowledge and skill proficiency. This qualitative study discusses nursing students' knowledge, training, and clinical instruction while administering medications. Results revealed that students had knowledge gaps regarding the complexity of the medication administration process, knowledge regarding medications, and fear of making a medication error without the support of their faculty. Educational strategies to improve the overall education of student nurses that enhance clinical medication safety will better improve patient safety outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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