What is provided and what the registered nurse needs - bioscience learning through the pre-registration curriculum

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/131881
Title:
What is provided and what the registered nurse needs - bioscience learning through the pre-registration curriculum
Authors:
Davis, Geraldine M.
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University; University of Essex
Reference:
Davis, G.M., 2010. What is provided and what the registered nurse needs - bioscience learning through the pre-registration curriculum. Nurse Education Today, 30(8), pp.707-712.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Nurse Education Today
Issue Date:
Nov-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/131881
DOI:
10.1016/j.nedt.2010.01.008
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260691710000201
Abstract:
Registered nurses undertaking programmes of study to become non-medical prescribers appear to have limited biological science knowledge. A case study was undertaken to determine whether the nurses entering Prescriber programmes considered studies in bioscience in their pre-registration nursing courses had been sufficient, linked to practice, and had prepared them for their roles as registered nurses. The literature identifies a continuing trend amongst nursing students describing a lack of sufficient bioscience in initial nurse education; there is limited literature on the views of experienced registered nurses. The participants in this study were 42 registered nurses from adult and mental health nursing, community and inpatient services. The results obtained from questionnaires and interviews are described. Questionnaire analysis identified that 57.1% of participants indicated bioscience in their pre-registration nursing programme had been limited and 40.5% stated the bioscience content had not prepared them for their roles on registration. Those reporting extensive coverage of bioscience were all aged over 41 years and had qualified before 1995. Greatest coverage of bioscience in pre-registration programmes was reported in relation to anatomy and physiology, with relatively limited coverage of microbiology, pharmacology or biochemistry. Respondents considered all five topics to be important. Interviews supported the questionnaire findings.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
bioscience; prescriber; nursing education; case study
ISSN:
0260-6917

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Geraldine M.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T15:10:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-24T15:10:57Z-
dc.date.issued2010-11-
dc.identifier.citationDavis, G.M., 2010. What is provided and what the registered nurse needs - bioscience learning through the pre-registration curriculum. Nurse Education Today, 30(8), pp.707-712.en
dc.identifier.issn0260-6917-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nedt.2010.01.008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/131881-
dc.description.abstractRegistered nurses undertaking programmes of study to become non-medical prescribers appear to have limited biological science knowledge. A case study was undertaken to determine whether the nurses entering Prescriber programmes considered studies in bioscience in their pre-registration nursing courses had been sufficient, linked to practice, and had prepared them for their roles as registered nurses. The literature identifies a continuing trend amongst nursing students describing a lack of sufficient bioscience in initial nurse education; there is limited literature on the views of experienced registered nurses. The participants in this study were 42 registered nurses from adult and mental health nursing, community and inpatient services. The results obtained from questionnaires and interviews are described. Questionnaire analysis identified that 57.1% of participants indicated bioscience in their pre-registration nursing programme had been limited and 40.5% stated the bioscience content had not prepared them for their roles on registration. Those reporting extensive coverage of bioscience were all aged over 41 years and had qualified before 1995. Greatest coverage of bioscience in pre-registration programmes was reported in relation to anatomy and physiology, with relatively limited coverage of microbiology, pharmacology or biochemistry. Respondents considered all five topics to be important. Interviews supported the questionnaire findings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0260691710000201en
dc.subjectbioscienceen
dc.subjectprescriberen
dc.subjectnursing educationen
dc.subjectcase studyen
dc.titleWhat is provided and what the registered nurse needs - bioscience learning through the pre-registration curriculumen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Essexen
dc.identifier.journalNurse Education Todayen
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