Carroll Iwasiw

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AIM To examine the relationships between new graduate nurses' perceptions of preceptor authentic leadership, work engagement and job satisfaction. BACKGROUND During a time when the retention of new graduate nurses is of the upmost importance, the reliance on preceptors to facilitate the transition of new graduate nurses is paramount. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Empowerment has become an increasingly important factor in determining college nurse educator burnout, work satisfaction and performance in current restructured college nursing programmes in Canada. AIM This paper reports a study to test a theoretical model specifying relationships among structural empowerment, burnout and work satisfaction. (More)
As computer-assisted instruction (CAI) use has increased during the past few years, nurse educators have expressed concern regarding its effectiveness. The purpose of this quasiexperimental study was to determine if completion of a computerized simulation about a surgical patient increased baccalaureate nursing students' self-efficacy about caring for(More)
Substantial use of clinical peer teaching among students has been reported, but there is limited description of outcomes and no reports of the use of a theoretical framework. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of peer teaching on baccalaureate nursing students' clinical performance. It was hypothesized that students who were taught by(More)
The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the effects of a senior clinical preceptorship experience on the self-efficacy levels of senior baccalaureate nursing students and their preceptors. Bandura's (1977, 1986) theoretical model of self-efficacy provided the conceptual framework. A non-probability convenience sample of 74 students and(More)
The authors report the perceptions of students and faculty who participated in a computer conferenced (CC) graduate course in nursing. Ten graduate students and three faculty members completed a course evaluation form, which included items about learning, interaction, environment, technical support, and satisfaction with CC. Responses indicated the CC(More)
Baccalaureate nursing education prepares students to become registered nurses in evolving health care systems. During their program, students' perceptions of empowerment in the nursing profession begin to form, and they are introduced to the process of reflective thinking. The purpose of this integrative literature review is unique in that three concepts(More)
The Canada-Norway Nursing Connection was a collaborative project designed to provide an international educational experience for graduate students in nursing via distance technology. Computer-conferencing and video-teleconferencing were used to address nursing leadership content through case studies. The same technologies were employed to develop the(More)
The effect of nurses' confidence to counsel patients at risk of stroke in selected health promotion areas: smoking cessation, exercise and nutrition was examined. Bandura's (1986) self-efficacy and Knowles' adult learning theories provided the theoretical underpinnings for the study. This was a quasi-experimental design in which neuroscience nurses (N = 23)(More)
Actor-Network Theory is a research lens that has gained popularity in the nursing and health sciences domains. The perspective allows a researcher to describe the interaction of actors (both human and non-human) within networked sociomaterial contexts, including complex practice environments where nurses and health technology operate. This study will(More)