Effectiveness of a computer based medication calculation education and testing programme for nurses.


:The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of an on-line, medication calculation education and testing programme. The outcome measures were medication calculation proficiency and self efficacy. This quasi-experimental study involved the administration of questionnaires before and after nurses completed annual medication calculation testing. The study was conducted in two hospitals in south-east Queensland, Australia, which provide a variety of clinical services including obstetrics, paediatrics, ambulatory, mental health, acute and critical care and community services. Participants were registered nurses (RNs) and enrolled nurses with a medication endorsement (EN(Med)) working as clinicians (n=107). Data pertaining to success rate, number of test attempts, self-efficacy, medication calculation error rates and nurses' satisfaction with the programme were collected. Medication calculation scores at first test attempt showed improvement following one year of access to the programme. Two of the self-efficacy subscales improved over time and nurses reported satisfaction with the online programme. Results of this study may facilitate the continuation and expansion of medication calculation and administration education to improve nursing knowledge, inform practise and directly improve patient safety.


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  • Promoting racial equality in the nursing curriculum.

    abstract::Racial inequality in nursing is not a new concern and no doubt some nurses have and are still making stringent efforts singularly or through various organisations to address this issue. This paper outlines the current position within the context of racial equality, the objectives of nurse education and proposes how eq...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Foolchand MK

    更新日期:1995-04-01 00:00:00

  • Nursing education in Iran: past, present, and future.

    abstract::Nursing education in Iran has undergone significant change since its genesis with foreign missionaries over one hundred years ago. More recently, following the 1979 Islamic revolution, nurse education has followed the direction taken by most other countries in moving from an apprenticeship model of training to an acad...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Tabari Khomeiran R,Deans C

    更新日期:2007-10-01 00:00:00

  • Nursing as universal and recognisable: Nursing students'perceptions of learning outcomes from intercultural peer learning webinars: A qualitative study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Nursing students need to be prepared for the increasingly culturally diverse health care. Therefore, providing students with international perspectives remains the mission of higher education. However, given the logistic and financial constraints, not all students will be able to travel overseas for their in...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carlson E,Stenberg M,Chan B,Ho S,Lai T,Wong A,Chan EA

    更新日期:2017-10-01 00:00:00

  • YouTube as a source of clinical skills education.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:YouTube may be viewed as a great 'time waster' but a significant amount of educative material can be found if the user is carefully selective. Interestingly, the growth of educational video on YouTube is closely associated to video viewership which increased from 22% to 38% between 2007 and 2009. OBJECTIVES...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Duncan I,Yarwood-Ross L,Haigh C

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

  • Supporting nurses study: lay supporters and their work.

    abstract::Nurse teachers are familiar with the study support arrangements made through the university, but what sorts of support do nurse learners obtain from lay sources? Within part time modes of study and particularly where students have multiple other commitments as professionals, partners and parents, the support obtained ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Price B

    更新日期:2004-01-01 00:00:00

  • A study of continuing nurse education in Malta: the importance of national context.

    abstract::The literature recommends that in the light of the constant changes in the contexts in which nurses perform [Buerhaus, P., 1997. The future of the nurse labour market. Image 29(4), 313-318], nurse education systems should incorporate specialised and continuing education [Lenera, V., 1987. The Nurse and the Future: Rol...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Adami MF,Kiger A

    更新日期:2005-01-01 00:00:00

  • The patient as 'teacher': learning in the care of elderly persons with dementia.

    abstract::In 1996 HM Queen Silvia of Sweden started a non-governmental education programme with an integrated day-care unit devoted to elderly persons with dementia. A total of 18 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) from various parts of Sweden took part in the year theoretical and practical education in dementia care. The purpose ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Skog M,Grafström M,Negussie B,Winblad B

    更新日期:2000-05-01 00:00:00

  • Fast-tracking in baccalaureate nursing education: one Canadian response to students with advanced standing.

    abstract::Accelerated nursing programmes for non-nursing college graduates were developed primarily to address a shortage of nurses in the USA. This article describes a unique Canadian programme which has evolved in response to demand from an increasingly older and well-qualified applicant pool for recognition of their relevant...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: O'Mara L,Byrne C,Down W

    更新日期:1996-04-01 00:00:00

  • An evaluation of educational preparation for cancer and palliative care nursing for children and adolescents: issues in the assessment of practice arising from this study.

    abstract::This paper reports on findings from an externally funded research study designed to map and analyse the educational preparation for cancer and palliative care nursing for children and adolescents. The courses reviewed in the whole study, were the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (ENB) ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hale C,Long T,Sanderson L,Carr K,Tomlinson P

    更新日期:2006-10-01 00:00:00

  • Gender, gender roles and completion of nursing education: a longitudinal study.

    abstract::The current worldwide nursing shortage and high attrition of nursing students remain a challenge for the nursing profession. The aim of this paper was to investigate how key psychological attributes and constructions differentiate between completers and non-completers of nursing education. A questionnaire including me...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McLaughlin K,Muldoon OT,Moutray M

    更新日期:2010-05-01 00:00:00

  • An integrated approach to curriculum development.

    abstract::This paper explores some aspects of what is meant by integration in a nursing curriculum, by looking at both integration of course content and subject matter, and a consequent move away from separated academic disciplines towards a thematic approach, and at integration of the student group, so that different groups of...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Simmons S,Bahl D

    更新日期:1992-08-01 00:00:00

  • Early training in tackling patient obesity: a systematic review of nurse education.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This systematic review aims to identify studies that have assessed educational interventions in undergraduate nurse training regarding obesity, and to investigate the interventions' effectiveness. BACKGROUND:Obesity is a prominent global issue and nurses have an increased role in weight management with pati...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Fillingham A,Peters S,Chisholm A,Hart J

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00

  • 'Stepping in' or 'stepping back': how first year nursing students begin to learn about person-centred care.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The concept of person-centred care has gained international recognition over the last decade and forms one of the key concepts of our Nursing Quality Improvement Curricular Framework. OBJECTIVES:This study aimed to investigate nursing students' learning about person-centred care during the first-year of the...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Currie K,Bannerman S,Howatson V,MacLeod F,Mayne W,Organ C,Renton S,Scott J

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • The first clinical practice experiences of psychiatric nursing students: A phenomenological study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to evaluate student nurses clinical experiences during their first clinical contacts with psychiatric patients by using a qualitative phenomenological approach. DESIGN:A phenomenological approach was used. Face-to-face interviews were conducted to collect data focusing on the re...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Demir S,Ercan F

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of how a curriculum change in nurse education was managed through the application of a business change management model: A qualitative case study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Curriculum changes are a regular feature of nurse education, yet little is known about how such changes are managed. Research in this arena is yet to emerge. OBJECTIVE:Evaluation of how a curriculum change in nurse education was managed through the application of a business change management model. METHOD:...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chowthi-Williams A,Curzio J,Lerman S

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • The assessment of student nurses.

    abstract::This paper starts from the personal view that there are a number of issues related to the process of assessment which require investigation. It is suggested that a model of the assessment process might help clarify the present situation. The Brunswik lens model is explained and then expanded and adapted to facilitate ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hepworth S

    更新日期:1991-02-01 00:00:00

  • What do high academic achieving school pupils really think about a career in nursing: analysis of the narrative from paradigmatic case interviews.

    abstract::As many Departments of Nursing within universities consider raising their academic entry requirements in an attempt to attract a more high academic achieving entrant and also endeavour to attract more school leavers one of the fundamental questions that needs to be answered is--are high academic achieving school pupil...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Neilson GR,Lauder W

    更新日期:2008-08-01 00:00:00

  • Assessment of competence in clinical practice--a review of the literature.

    abstract::Continuous practical assessments for those programmes leading to registration began to be introduced in the UK in the late 1970s and were generally hailed, certainly by educationalists, as being a much more valid, reliable and realistic method of assessment (Quinn 1989). However, now, with the increasing pressures on ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Girot EA

    更新日期:1993-04-01 00:00:00

  • The effectiveness of tutorials in behavioural sciences for nurses: an action learning project.

    abstract::As the first round of an action research project, this paper describes a between-methods triangulation process which examines the effectiveness of tutorials in a post-registration nursing degree course. The major concerns of the research team were with student learning approaches and student satisfaction. The research...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: French P,Callaghan P,Dudley-Brown S,Holroyd E,Sellick K

    更新日期:1998-02-01 00:00:00

  • Perceptions and experiences of nursing students enrolled in a palliative and end-of-life nursing elective: A qualitative study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The Carnegie Foundation has identified three professional apprenticeships in nursing that are key to helping students acquire a professional identity. These apprenticeships integrate knowledge acquisition (cognitive apprenticeship), practical experience (practical apprenticeship), and an ethical identity (et...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hold JL,Blake BJ,Ward EN

    更新日期:2015-06-01 00:00:00

  • Student experiences in an academic support program to diversify the nursing workforce.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The current demographic of the Nursing workforce in the United States suggests a need to increase the percentage of minority nurses in practice. Diversifying the nursing workforce may change patient perceptions and improve the quality of care received by underserved patients. A college of nursing created the...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bumby JC,Litwack K

    更新日期:2021-02-01 00:00:00

  • Nursing students' experience of using a personal digital assistant (PDA) in clinical practice - an intervention study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:A personal digital assistant (PDA) is a multifunctional information and communication tool allowing nursing students to keep up to date with expanding health related knowledge. OBJECTIVES:This study was aimed at exploring nursing students' experience of using a PDA in clinical practice. METHOD:In this inte...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Johansson PE,Petersson GI,Nilsson GC

    更新日期:2013-10-01 00:00:00

  • Determinants of intention to work abroad of college and specialist nursing graduates in Serbia.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:In a country with a poor economy and limited job opportunities, the outmigration of students is not commonly perceived as a problem but rather is perceived as a solution to the high unemployment facing young health professionals. OBJECTIVES:Study objectives were to identify the prevalence of intention to wo...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Santric-Milicevic M,Matejic B,Terzic-Supic Z,Vasic V,Babic U,Vukovic V

    更新日期:2015-04-01 00:00:00

  • Development of a nursing education program for improving Chinese undergraduates' self-directed learning: A mixed-method study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This paper demonstrates the establishment of an extra-curricular education program in Chinese context and evaluates its effectiveness on undergraduate nursing students' self-directed learning. METHODS:Zimmerman's self-directed learning model was used as the theoretical framework for the development of an edu...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tao Y,Li L,Xu Q,Jiang A

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Academic success or failure in nursing students: results of a retrospective observational study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Nursing student academic failure is a phenomenon of growing international interest, not only because of its economic impact but also because it negatively affects the availability of future nurses in different healthcare systems. To recruit the students with the highest probability of academic success, an op...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lancia L,Petrucci C,Giorgi F,Dante A,Cifone MG

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

  • The effects of using high-fidelity simulators and standardized patients on the thorax, lung, and cardiac examination skills of undergraduate nursing students.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Existing research literature indicates that the use of various simulation techniques in the training of physical examination skills develops students' cognitive and psychomotor abilities in a realistic learning environment while improving patient safety. OBJECTIVES:The study aimed to compare the effects of ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Tuzer H,Dinc L,Elcin M

    更新日期:2016-10-01 00:00:00

  • A comparison of faculty led, mentorship program and peer mentoring on nursing students wound dressing clinical skills.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The promotion of clinical nursing education requires using modern educational methods to develop students' knowledge and skills. There are however many different models by which education can be delivered with a wealth of literature supporting varying approaches. This is of particular relevance to clinical e...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fard ZR,Azadi A,Khorshidi A,Mozafari M,O'Connor T,Budri AMV,Moore Z,Patton D

    更新日期:2020-06-01 00:00:00

  • Two steps forward, one step back: the intricacies of engaging with e-portfolios in nursing undergraduate education.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To share the experience of implementing and refining the use of e-portfolios into an undergraduate nursing degree. DESIGN:This is a reflective piece that explores the hurdles experienced in introducing and maintaining e-portfolio's into higher education, particularly in undergraduate nursing curricula. DAT...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Andrews T,Cole C

    更新日期:2015-04-01 00:00:00

  • Harnessing collaboration to build nursing research capacity: a research team journey.

    abstract::This paper discusses a qualitative evaluation study, designed to explore nursing lecturers' research capability development through their engagement as co-researchers in a larger case study project (referred to as the 'main project'). It explores the justification for supporting research capacity development using thi...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Priest H,Segrott J,Green B,Rout A

    更新日期:2007-08-01 00:00:00

  • A national study of paramedic and nursing students' readiness for interprofessional learning (IPL): Results from nine universities.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The development of successful and functional interprofessional practice is best achieved through interprofessional learning (IPL). Given that many paramedic programmes still take an isolative uni-professional educational approach to their undergraduate courses, it is unclear on their preparedness for student...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Williams B,Webb V

    更新日期:2015-09-01 00:00:00