Nurse perceptions of their educational preparation as patient educator
Boswell, Katherine Anne Smith
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Patient Education is a responsibility of all levels of nursing. This study investigated perceptions of Licensed Vocational Nurses and Associate Degree Nurses as to their educational preparation for the nurse educator role as measured by the Boswell's Educational Preparation for Patient Education Questionnaire. All participants were licensed by the Texas Boards of Nursing, and were residing in one of five rural counties. A total of 69 usable responses to questionnaires were received. Descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage) were used to report the demographics (county of residence, educational preparation, age, primary employment, percentage of time doing patient education, graduation date) of Licensed Vocational Nurses and Associate Degree Registered Nurses. A t test was used to analyze the data obtained from the 12 item scale. It was concluded that a significant difference was found.