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dc.titleAccess to and support for continuing professional education amongst Queensland nurses: 2004 and 2007
dc.contributor.authorHegney, D.
dc.contributor.authorTuckett, A.
dc.contributor.authorParker, D.
dc.contributor.authorRobert, E.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-21T09:32:13Z
dc.date.available2011-09-21T09:32:13Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationHegney, D., Tuckett, A., Parker, D., Robert, E. (2010). Access to and support for continuing professional education amongst Queensland nurses: 2004 and 2007. Nurse Education Today 30 (2) : 142-149. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2009.06.015
dc.identifier.issn02606917
dc.identifier.issn15322793
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/26357
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on the findings of a prospective exploratory study related to nurses' self-reports of continuing professional education access and support. The data were gathered by two postal surveys undertaken in 2004 and 2007 each which sampled 3000 nurses of the 30,000 nurse members of the industrial body - Queensland Nurses' Union. The response rates were 44.9% and 39.7% for 2004 and 2007, respectively. Over 85% of the nurses reported they had access to continuing professional education activities. However, it is apparent that the majority of these activities are either partially or completely self-funded. Further, between 2004 and 2007 the amount of financial support provided by employers for continuing education and training activities has decreased significantly. While there were differences between 2004 and 2007, the major barrier to be able to attend continuing professional education were financial (could not afford the fee involved; could not afford to take unpaid leave to attend). Another major barrier in both 2004 and 2007 was having the time to undertake the activity. Analysis for differences between nurses in different geographical locations indicated that distance remains a major barrier for nurses in rural and remote areas. These quantitative findings were supported by the qualitative findings on nurses' work where 'education and training' was, overall, the fifth highest ranked issue requiring further attention. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.description.urihttp://libproxy1.nus.edu.sg/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2009.06.015
dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectBarriers
dc.subjectContinuing professional education
dc.subjectEmployer support
dc.subjectFinancial support
dc.subjectGeographical influences
dc.subjectWorkplace influences
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentNURSING/ALICE LEE CTR FOR NURSING STUD
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.nedt.2009.06.015
dc.description.sourcetitleNurse Education Today
dc.description.volume30
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.page142-149
dc.identifier.isiut000274722400008
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