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Title: Adaptation and validation of a survey instrument measuring perceived preparedness of nursing graduates
Contributor(s): Algoso, Maricris (author); Peters, Kath (author); Ramjan, Lucie (author); East, Leah  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2016
DOI: 10.7748/nr.2016.e1437
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Abstract: Background In Australia, a significant percentage of bachelor of nursing students are employed in the aged care sector, or in aged care settings, as assistants in nursing (AINs) or personal care assistants. However the value of aged care in nursing education is often overlooked. Aim To outline the adaptation and validation of a survey, originally developed for medical graduates, for use with nursing graduates. Discussion Adaptation of the instrument was undertaken as part of a doctoral study that aimed to explore whether employment as an undergraduate assistant in nursing (AIN) in aged care prepares new graduates for clinical work. Conclusion Outlining each step of the modification process can help nurse researchers who want to adapt existing instruments to meet their research objectives. Implications for practice Undergraduate AIN employment has the potential to supplement clinical learning without the restrictions inherent in the student role. Furthermore, it has the potential to enhance recruitment and retention in the aged care sector
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Nurse Researcher, 23(6), p. 37-41
Publisher: RCNi
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1351-5578
Field of Research (FOR): 111001 Aged Care Nursing
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920210 Nursing
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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