Bette Mariani

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Mentoring is important in the career development of novice and experienced nurses. With the anticipated shortage in nursing, it is important to explore factors such as mentoring that may contribute to career satisfaction and intent to stay in the profession. This study explored the effects of mentoring on career satisfaction and intent to stay in nursing,(More)
While other industries have effectively used simulation as an educational strategy to improve safety and performance, nurse educators have not yet embraced this as an educational tool for safety initiatives. This article examines the benefit of using simulation exercises as an adjunct to didactic teaching and describes how one hospital's nurse educators(More)
This study evaluated 175 senior-level undergraduate nursing students' perceptions and comfort level regarding safety principles and practices before and after participating in a safety-focused clinical simulation-based experience during their nursing leadership course. The Healthcare Professionals Patient Safety Assessment (HPPSA) was used to measure(More)
In rural Nicaragua, access to health care professionals and medical facilities is limited. Minimally trained community health workers (CHWs) and understaffed clinical outposts serve rural communities. Rural residents rarely see a doctor except in emergencies. This can lead to situations where treatable medical condition can become life threatening. The goal(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The Mariani Nursing Career Satisfaction Scale (MNCSS) was developed to explore the influence of mentoring on career satisfaction of registered nurses (RNs). A review of the literature revealed no contemporary valid and reliable measure of career satisfaction. METHODS The MNCSS is a semantic differential of 16 opposite adjective(More)
This descriptive qualitative study examined experiences of standardized patients with disabilities (SPWDs) in an undergraduate nursing program through focus group and telephone interviews. Content analysis identified five themes: 1) desire to improve care for others, 2) opportunity to be productive again, 3) joy in seeing students learn, 4) desire for more(More)