A critical care bridging program to prepare fourth-year baccalaureate students for specialty practice.

@article{King2009ACC,
  title={A critical care bridging program to prepare fourth-year baccalaureate students for specialty practice.},
  author={Mary Lou King and Mina D Singh and Linda N. Harris},
  journal={Dynamics},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={12-7}
}
BACKGROUND The preparation, recruitment and retention of qualified critical care nurses represents a major challenge in this era of health human resource constraints. PURPOSE To assess the impact of a critical care bridging program (CCBP) on students' confidence (self-efficacy) to care for critically ill patients. METHOD A convenience sample of students and their preceptors was used in this pilot study. RESULTS Student and preceptor mean self-efficacy scores showed improvement following… CONTINUE READING