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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)
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)
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)
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)
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 shortage of graduate-level prepared nurses is reaching critical levels. Combined with an anticipated wave of faculty retirements, a relatively older graduate student body, and an insufficient number of graduates at the Masters' and doctoral levels, the recruitment of more and younger students into graduate programs in nursing has become a priority for(More)
The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the effect of classroom simulation on third-year baccalaureate nursing students' self-efficacy in health teaching. Bandura's self-efficacy model provided the conceptual framework. A nonprobability, convenience sample of 22 students completed the self-efficacy questionnaire before and after the(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)
Reciprocal learning is a cooperative, collegial method in which there is mutuality of student to student or student to faculty interaction, assistance, and benefits. This teaching method is congruent with curriculum revolution concepts. The authors describe reciprocal learning and provide an example of its application in the clinical area. Guidelines for(More)