Transition from ward to critical care nursing: Nurses perceptions on the knowledge, skills and competencies required to succeed. A Delphi Study

Janet Vince

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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Abstract

The Australian health workforce is facing a shortage of senior nurses in critical care, resulting in an increased number of junior staff. The level of support for these nurses currently appears to be inadequate when they move to critical care within hospitals. This study Investigated ways in which the transition process might be enhanced. A Delphi study was performed in order to identify the requirements of effective transition to a new environment. It is recommended that novice nurses are educated in relation to knowledge, skills and behaviour, to increase their levels of competence and confidence, thereby enhancing patient outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Thesis sponsors
Award date28 Mar 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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