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Perceived Genetic Knowledge of Pre-licensure Nursing Students

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Crystal Heath Dodson (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Lynne Lewallen

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge base of nursing students regarding the topic of genetics and how this may change as a student progresses through the nursing program. A 70 item multiple-choice and dichotomous survey was given to freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior nursing students at a university school of nursing in the eastern part of the United States. Two hundred and seventy five pre-licensure nursing students, 255 females and 18 males, comprised the sample. A one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed and the results concluded that there was a significant difference among the freshman, sophomore, juniors, and seniors in regards to having at least a 'minimal' knowledge or better of medical genetic terminology and conditions. Seniors reported a higher number of terms which they had at least a 'minimal' knowledge level or better than freshman or sophomores. Also the juniors reported a higher number of terms which they had at least a 'minimal' knowledge level or better than sophomore.

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Language: English
Date: 2008
Keywords
Nursing, Health Sciences, genetics
Subjects
Education. Nursing students.
Education. Genetics.