Kathleen Barta

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This study used Roger's diffusion of innovations model to examine information-seeking, research utilization, and perceived barriers to research utilization of pediatric nurse educators in National League for Nursing accredited baccalaureate degree nursing (BSN) programs. A four instrument survey was mailed to 409 pediatric nurse educators. The response rate(More)
Patient safety and quality outcomes are major issues in the health care industry. Many national organizations have pushed these issues to the forefront of health care, demanding that health care professionals, especially nurses, play a vital role and be vigilant in these endeavors. Nurse educators, using The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for(More)
The components of a professional development model designed to empower school nurses to become leaders in school health services is described. The model was implemented during a 3-day professional development institute that included clinical and leadership components, especially coalition building, with two follow-up sessions in the fall and spring.(More)
The Code for Nurses as set forth by the American Nurses Association promotes the nurse as the patient's advocate protecting his/her rights and preventing unwanted intrusion, but based on the results of this study, the nurse is unprepared to be such an advocate. This may be due to a lack of knowledge about the law or a lack of confidence in discussing the(More)
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