Frequency of use of specific expanded role skills by maternal-gynecological nurse practitioner program graduates

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Deborah H. Nifong (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Beverly Hansen

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to elicit the current frequency of use of specific expanded role skills in clinical practice by graduates of one maternal-gynecological nurse practitioner program offered Fall, 1974, Fall, 1975, and Spring, 1976, at a university in the Southeastern United States. Unless the actual subsequent use of skills taught in expanded role programs is validated, then the value and existence of such programs must be questioned. The subjects were 19 currently practicing registered nurses who had completed a maternal-gynecological nurse practitioner program at a university in the Southeastern United States. The subjects were asked by mailed questionnaire how frequently they used specific expanded role skills taught in this nurse practitioner program. Although the sample population consisted of only 19 subjects, it must be recognized that only 25 nurses had completed this nurse practitioner program. Thus it was likely that the findings of this study were representative of the entire target population for this study.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Maternity nursing
Gynecologic nursing
Nurse practitioners

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