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Dalhousie University

1. Hudson, Shawna. The Experiences of Registered Nurses in Fulfilling Their Role in Patient Care Planning within Acute Care Settings.

Degree: Master of Nursing, School of Nursing, 2012, Dalhousie University

Documentation of care plans by Registered Nurses (RN) within acute care is imperative. There is scant research related to the experiences of nurses with written care plans within this context. The purpose of this study was to describe RN’s experiences with care plan practice. Qualitative descriptive methodology informed by a socio-ecological perspective was used to conduct this inquiry. Ten participants were recruited from four medical/surgical settings. Six RNs, two Clinical Educators and two Health Service Managers participated in semi-structured interviews. Two themes with associated sub-themes were derived utilizing thematic analysis: Unwritten Care Planning and Modernizing Care Planning. Study findings concluded that unwritten care planning was the experience described by participants. Factors influencing participant’s experiences of care planning included unclaimed accountability, care delivery processes and context of care. Participants also described strategies to enhance care planning practice. This research can guide practice improvements and builds upon existing care plan research. Advisors/Committee Members: Lorraine Robertson (external-examiner), Dr. Ruth Martin-Misener (graduate-coordinator), Mary Ellen Gurnham (thesis-reader), Dr. Ruth Martin-Misener (thesis-reader), Dr. Marilyn Macdonald (thesis-supervisor), Received (ethics-approval), Not Applicable (manuscripts), Not Applicable (copyright-release).

Subjects/Keywords: RN; RN role; care planning; plan of care; care plan

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APA (6th Edition):

Hudson, S. (2012). The Experiences of Registered Nurses in Fulfilling Their Role in Patient Care Planning within Acute Care Settings. (Masters Thesis). Dalhousie University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15431

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hudson, Shawna. “The Experiences of Registered Nurses in Fulfilling Their Role in Patient Care Planning within Acute Care Settings.” 2012. Masters Thesis, Dalhousie University. Accessed August 03, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15431.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hudson, Shawna. “The Experiences of Registered Nurses in Fulfilling Their Role in Patient Care Planning within Acute Care Settings.” 2012. Web. 03 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Hudson S. The Experiences of Registered Nurses in Fulfilling Their Role in Patient Care Planning within Acute Care Settings. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2012. [cited 2020 Aug 03]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15431.

Council of Science Editors:

Hudson S. The Experiences of Registered Nurses in Fulfilling Their Role in Patient Care Planning within Acute Care Settings. [Masters Thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15431


Queens University

2. Braithwaite, Suzanne. Measuring Scope of Practice Enactment among Primary Care Registered Nurses in Ontario .

Degree: Nursing, 2016, Queens University

Background: Primary care is the sector of health care in which patients first establish contact with the health system, are provided person-focused care over time for all new or common needs, and receive coordinated integrated health services provided elsewhere by other members of the health care team. Registered Nurses (RNs) in Canada provide care within this sector in varying roles. The extent to which RNs enact their full scope of practice in primary care settings in Canada is not known. The Actual Scope of Practice questionnaire (ASCOP) is a 26 item Likert scale questionnaire developed by researchers in Canada and validated in the acute care setting to measure the extent to which RNs apply the knowledge, skills and competencies of the professional full scope of practice. Similar to the acute care setting, there is a need to measure scope of practice enactment in the primary care setting. Objectives: The overall aim of this thesis was to measure scope of practice enactment in the primary care setting. Two research objectives were addressed: (1) to revise and adapt the ASCOP questionnaire for use in the primary care setting, and (2) to determine internal consistency, construct validity, and sensitivity of the modified instrument, the ASCOP-PC. Methods: To address the first objective, a narrative literature review and synthesis and an expert panel review was conducted. To address the second objective a cross-sectional survey of 178 RNs working in primary care organizations in Ontario was conducted Results: The ASCOP, with few modifications, addressed key attributes of nursing scope of practice in the primary care setting. The ASCOP-PC yielded acceptable alpha coefficients ranging from 0.66 to 0.91 and explained variances from 44.2 to 62.6. Total mean score of 5.16 suggests that RNs within these models of care almost always engage in activities reflected in the ASCOP-PC. Interpretation: Findings from this study support the use of a the modified ASCOP questionnaire as a reliable and valid measure of scope of practice enactment among primary care nurses in the primary care setting.

Subjects/Keywords: scope of practice ; Nurs* ; role ; primary care ; Nursing ; family practice ; RN

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APA (6th Edition):

Braithwaite, S. (2016). Measuring Scope of Practice Enactment among Primary Care Registered Nurses in Ontario . (Thesis). Queens University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1974/14998

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Braithwaite, Suzanne. “Measuring Scope of Practice Enactment among Primary Care Registered Nurses in Ontario .” 2016. Thesis, Queens University. Accessed August 03, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1974/14998.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Braithwaite, Suzanne. “Measuring Scope of Practice Enactment among Primary Care Registered Nurses in Ontario .” 2016. Web. 03 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Braithwaite S. Measuring Scope of Practice Enactment among Primary Care Registered Nurses in Ontario . [Internet] [Thesis]. Queens University; 2016. [cited 2020 Aug 03]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/14998.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Braithwaite S. Measuring Scope of Practice Enactment among Primary Care Registered Nurses in Ontario . [Thesis]. Queens University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1974/14998

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Rochester

3. Smith, Pamela C. (1958 - ). A Study examining professional development socialization and the process of role transition to identify the personal self for students who have successfully completed the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing from 2005-2009.

Degree: EdD, 2011, University of Rochester

Aim: The aims of the study are to: examine professional development socialization for students who have successfully completed the University of Rochester School of Nursing First Assistant Program from 2005-2009, describe role transition from an RN/APN to a RN First Assistant to identify the personal self, and develop a tool to measure professional development socialization and the personal self for RN First Assistants. Methods: Based upon the professional development socialization for advanced practice nurses as described by Hixon (2000), a professional development socialization model for the RNFA was developed and used as the conceptual framework to guide this mixed methods study. Qualitative data from former RN First Assistant students (n=9) was collected using semi-structured, open-ended questions by means of a sample of convenience. The data from the interviews was used to identify the dimensions of the personal self (items=8) and guide the revision of the quantitative survey. The survey was distributed to former RN First Assistant students who attended the University of Rochester School of Nursing RN First Assistant program from 2005-2009 (n=51). Results: The results from the interviews identified the eight dimensions of the personal self. Survey results revealed a response rate of 36%, (n=18) and showed minimal if any statistical difference for the eight dimensions of the personal self. The lack of statistical significance is most likely due to the small population size. Conclusion: The results from this study are preliminary and reflect the early work for examining professional development socialization and the process of role transition to identify the personal self for RN First Assistants. Although the role of the RN First Assistant has been recognized since 1977 when the American College of Surgeons issued documents supporting RNs as an assistant in surgery (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, December, 2005, para. 1), there remains a lack in the literature that describes the outcomes for RN first assistants in regards to professional development socialization and role transition. This early work is a first of its kind and will contribute to the literature and provide a foundation for the advancement of the role of the RN First Assistant and provide empirical evidence for changes in the AORN educational standards and to the core curriculum used in educational programs. The findings from this study support the role of the RN First Assistant, which will be important as we move forward with health care reform and address the national surgeon shortage to ensure safe quality care for persons with surgical needs.

Subjects/Keywords: RN First Assistant; Professional development socialization; Role socialization; Organizational socialization; Personal self; Eight dimensions of the personal self

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APA (6th Edition):

Smith, P. C. (. -. ). (2011). A Study examining professional development socialization and the process of role transition to identify the personal self for students who have successfully completed the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing from 2005-2009. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Rochester. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1802/17265

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Smith, Pamela C (1958 - ). “A Study examining professional development socialization and the process of role transition to identify the personal self for students who have successfully completed the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing from 2005-2009.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Rochester. Accessed August 03, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1802/17265.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Smith, Pamela C (1958 - ). “A Study examining professional development socialization and the process of role transition to identify the personal self for students who have successfully completed the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing from 2005-2009.” 2011. Web. 03 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Smith PC(-). A Study examining professional development socialization and the process of role transition to identify the personal self for students who have successfully completed the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing from 2005-2009. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Rochester; 2011. [cited 2020 Aug 03]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1802/17265.

Council of Science Editors:

Smith PC(-). A Study examining professional development socialization and the process of role transition to identify the personal self for students who have successfully completed the Registered Nurse First Assistant Program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing from 2005-2009. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Rochester; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1802/17265

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