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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  • Matching instructional preference and teaching styles: a review of the literature.

    abstract::There has been considerable impetus in nursing education to identify ways of ensuring that students utilize fully their opportunities for learning and achieve their fullest potential. To this end an avenue of research has evolved which sets out to identify the preferred learning styles of students. Claims are advanced...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Cavanagh SJ,Coffin DA

    更新日期:1994-04-01 00:00:00

  • Enhancing networking and proactive learning skills in the first year university experience through the use of wikis.

    abstract::This paper discusses the introduction of blended learning strategies, a combination of traditional and online techniques, into the first year of a new preregistration nursing advanced diploma and degree programme at Bournemouth University (UK). During a ten week sociology of health academic unit, in the first term of ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Morley DA

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00

  • Nursing students' perceptions of a video-based serious game's educational value: A pilot study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Despite an increasing number of serious games (SGs) in nursing education, few evaluation studies specifically address their educational value in terms of face, content, and construct validity. OBJECTIVES:To assess nursing students' perceptions of a video-based SG in terms of face, content, and construct val...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Johnsen HM,Fossum M,Vivekananda-Schmidt P,Fruhling A,Slettebø Å

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • Coping with stressful events: A pre-post-test of a psycho-educational intervention for undergraduate nursing and midwifery students.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Knowledge of coping mechanisms is important for nursing and midwifery students to cope with stressful events during undergraduate education. OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the impact of a psycho-educational intervention "Coping with Stressful Events" with first year undergraduate nursing and midwifery students. DE...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McCarthy B,Trace A,O'Donovan M,O'Regan P,Brady-Nevin C,O'Shea M,Martin AM,Murphy M

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • Specialist practice in community mental health nursing.

    abstract::Community mental health nurses (CMHNs) work in an increasingly complex health and social care environment. Over recent years, the evolving direction of general health service and specific mental health policy has directed CMHNs towards: the provision of clinically-effective interventions; a closer attention to meeting...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Hannigan B

    更新日期:1999-08-01 00:00:00

  • The evaluation of undergraduate nurses' attitudes, perspectives and perceptions toward older people.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This literature review was undertaken to evaluate undergraduate nurses' attitudes and perspectives toward older people and perceptions of working with older people. The objectives were to (1) identify if undergraduate nurses hold positive or negative attitudes and perspectives toward older people and percept...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Neville C,Dickie R

    更新日期:2014-07-01 00:00:00

  • Traditional or systematic nursing? An evaluation of the written curricula of registered and enrolled nurses in Finland.

    abstract::In order to develop the professional identity of registered nurses (RNs) and enrolled nurses (ENs), it is essential that the core of the written curricula be based on nursing science. In this study, content analysis was used to examine how theoretically-developed elements of nursing education were taken into considera...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Janhonen S

    更新日期:1989-02-01 00:00:00

  • Young peoples' perceptions of the nursing profession: An integrative review.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this integrative review was to describe young people's perceptions of the nursing profession and to identify factors influencing the perception. DESIGN:Integrative literature review. DATA SOURCES:The CINAHL, PubMed and Medic electronic databases were searched for research publications betwee...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Glerean N,Hupli M,Talman K,Haavisto E

    更新日期:2017-10-01 00:00:00

  • Millennial's perspective of clicker technology in a nursing classroom: A Mixed methods research study.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Nursing education is facing challenges and a shift in paradigm within the nursing classroom. Educators need to explore innovative strategies that engage students. Clickers are one tool that can enhance participation, protect anonymity, and promote learning of concepts. METHODS/DATA SOURCES:This mixed method...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Toothaker R

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • Making research real: embedding a longitudinal study in a taught research course for undergraduate nursing students.

    abstract::Learning how and why scholarly research underpins and informs professional nursing practice is a continual challenge for undergraduate nursing students. They find the language and methods of research to be unfamiliar and unsettling. The work of educators thus becomes the process of breaking down barriers to students' ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Niven E,Roy DE,Schaefer BA,Gasquoine SE,Ward FA

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • The relationship between educational stress, stress coping, self-esteem, social support, and health status among nursing students in Turkey: A structural equation modeling approach.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Nursing education can be a stressful experience. To fully benefit from this experience and develop a positive professional identity, it is essential for nursing students to effectively cope with education-related stress. PURPOSE:The aim of the study was to investigate the relationships between nursing stude...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yıldırım N,Karaca A,Cangur S,Acıkgoz F,Akkus D

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Quality in nurse education: an exploration of the concept of students as customers.

    abstract::The issues of Quality and Quality Assurance in nurse education, have become prominent in the design, management and marketing of courses. However, quality is a concept which has many meanings. One of the central ideas which has emerged from the current discourses on quality, is that of the 'customer'. In the new busin...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Playle JF

    更新日期:1996-06-01 00:00:00

  • Essay writing in nursing: alerting students and teachers to the educational benefits.

    abstract::Essay writing has recently emerged as an important tool in the appraisal of nursing students at pre- and post-registration level. However, despite its popularity, this activity seems to be somewhat taken for granted. Undoubtedly some nursing students find the transition to essay writing in Higher Education difficult. ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brennan MJ

    更新日期:1995-10-01 00:00:00

  • The effects of mobile applications in cardiopulmonary assessment education.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Mobile applications can be used as effective simulations for nursing education. However, little is known regarding the effects of mobile application-mediated training on nursing. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of mobile applications by comparing the effectiveness of a high-fidelity ...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yoo IY,Lee YM

    更新日期:2015-02-01 00:00:00

  • Developing the skills required for evidence-based practice.

    abstract::The current health care environment requires practitioners with the skills to find and apply the best currently available evidence for effective health care, to contribute to the development of evidence-based practice protocols, and to evaluate the impact of utilizing validated research findings in practice. Current a...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: French B

    更新日期:1998-01-01 00:00:00

  • Teaching on the spiritual dimension in care: the perceived impact on undergraduate nursing students.

    abstract::The aim of the study unit, delivered in 2004-2005, to a cohort group of nursing students (n=65), who undertook the Diploma in Health Science, was to increase students' awareness about the spiritual dimension in nursing care so as to enable them to implement holistic care. The aim of this paper is to reveal the perceiv...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Baldacchino DR

    更新日期:2008-05-01 00:00:00

  • Undergraduate nursing students' experiences when examining nursing skills in clinical simulation laboratories with high-fidelity patient simulators: A phenomenological research study.

    abstract::Simulation has become a widely used and established pedagogy for teaching clinical nursing skills. Nevertheless, the evidence in favour of this pedagogical approach is weak, and more knowledge is needed in support of its use. The aim of this study was (a) to explore the experiences of undergraduate nursing students wh...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sundler AJ,Pettersson A,Berglund M

    更新日期:2015-12-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of learning contracts in clinical pediatric nursing education on students' outcomes: A research article.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:According to previous research, learning contracts positively influence learners' self-directed learning ability, learning satisfaction, and academic performance. However, there are insufficient researches on the application of learning contracts to clinical training in pediatric nursing. This study sought b...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oh JW,Huh B,Kim MR

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluating the learning experience of non medical prescribing students with their designated medical practitioners in their period of learning in practice: results of a survey.

    abstract:AIMS:To evaluate the learning experience of non medical prescribing (NMP) students during their period of learning in practice and to explore strategies for improvement. METHODS:A self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data from two consecutive NMP student cohorts. RESULTS:Of 57 NMP students, the majorit...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ahuja J

    更新日期:2009-11-01 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

  • The effect of creative drama education on first-year undergraduate nursing student attitudes toward caring for dying patients.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Being faced with death and caring for dying patients is one of the most difficult aspects of the nursing profession. As they are the nurses of the future, it is important to prepare nursing students for this difficult role so that they are able to provide a qualified caring service. Ensuring nursing students...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hançer Tok H,Cerit B

    更新日期:2021-02-01 00:00:00

  • Pedagogical principles underpinning undergraduate Nurse Education in the UK: A review.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:This review provides a contextual report of the current use of pedagogy in undergraduate nursing programmes run by Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the United Kingdom (UK). Pedagogy provides the framework for educators to add shape and structure to the educational process, and to support student learnin...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Mackintosh-Franklin C

    更新日期:2016-05-01 00:00:00

  • Nursing students coping with English as a foreign language medium of instruction.

    abstract:AIM:To explore the strategies used by nursing students in coping with English as a foreign language medium of instruction. METHOD:A descriptive repeated-measure design was used. A convenience sample of 78 students completed the assessment tool at three different times. Coping was measured with Folkman and Lazarus' (19...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Suliman WA,Tadros A

    更新日期:2011-05-01 00:00:00

  • Simulation-based education (SBE) within postgraduate emergency on-call physiotherapy in the United Kingdom.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The application and extent of simulation-based education use within cardiorespiratory physiotherapy postgraduate education (in-house/regional provisions) and emergency oncall services were previously unexplored. OBJECTIVES:This survey aimed to investigate the extent to which simulation-based education is cu...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gough S,Yohannes AM,Thomas C,Sixsmith J

    更新日期:2013-08-01 00:00:00

  • Towards a philosophical understanding of mentoring.

    abstract::This paper commences with a brief introduction during which the foundations are laid for the ensuing discussion, in which learning, practical knowledge and expertise, and reflective practice are briefly analysed. Thereafter, it is argued that mentorship is best understood as relationship and function, neither of which...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jarvis P

    更新日期:1995-12-01 00:00:00

  • An information communication technology based approach for the acquisition of critical thinking skills.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Both academics and practitioners agree that critical thinking skills are necessary to provide safe and comprehensive nursing care. In order to promote the development of critical thinking, nurse educators need to keep the teaching/learning process captivating and interesting using active learning environment...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pucer P,Trobec I,Žvanut B

    更新日期:2014-06-01 00:00:00

  • Midwifery education and technology enhanced learning: Evaluating online story telling in preregistration midwifery education.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:A major issue regarding the implementation of blended learning for preregistration health programmes is the analysis of students' perceptions and attitudes towards their learning. It is the extent of the embedding of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) into the higher education curriculum that makes this anal...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Scamell M,Hanley T

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • Education for a new role: a review of neonatal nurse practitioner programmes.

    abstract::A comparison was made of the different educational programmes developed to train Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (ENB A19) in the UK. The structure and character of the programmes were examined in relation to course aims and philosophies, learning outcomes, content, teaching strategies and methods of assessment. Document...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Redshaw M,Harvey M

    更新日期:2001-08-01 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

  • First year nursing students use of social media within education: Results of a survey.

    abstract:INTRODUCTION:Social media rapidly disseminates information but is a controversial learning platform in nurse education. This study aimed to explore how students viewed the use of Twitter, and other social media, in their first year of a nursing degree. AIM:The aim of this study was to evaluate first year student nurse...

    journal_title:Nurse education today

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Price AM,Devis K,LeMoine G,Crouch S,South N,Hossain R

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00