Quality nursing care related to the primary nurse's level of education
The identified problem was to determine if the level of nursing education could be related to quality of care in a primary nursing setting. Purposes were: (1) identification of highest educational level; (2) determination of quality of care provided; (3) relationship of educational level with quality of care. The conceptual framework was the Nursing Process. The sample included 31 randomly selected patients, having 31 primary nurses, who were on medical-surgical units within a general hospital. Haussmann et al. 's Criteria Master List was utilized to collect data. Mean scores showed some differences in the use of the Nursing Process among different educational levels of primary nurses. ANOVA was applied to data and indicated no significant difference in quality of care among educational levels.