Bromley, P, Using eDelphi to identify capability requisites for postgraduate certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 21, (6) pp. 224-236. ISSN 1355-1841 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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Specialty clinical areas, such as Neonatal Intensive Care (NIC), require proficient nurses with skills specific to the job who demonstrate "fitness of and for purpose" (Stephenson, 1998). Neonatal healthcare employs a global workforce and is an industry that is constantly transforming with new and evolving therapies and technologies. These characteristics require it to employ graduates capable of and effective in working in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts, and taking into account existing and emerging cultures, technologies and phenomena (O’Connell et al., 2014; Stephenson, 1998).
This paper will discuss the results of research exploring Stephenson’s (1992) concept of capability. This heuristic research utilised the Delphi technique to identify capability requisites in students (qualified Registered Nurses and/or Midwives) enrolled any Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (PG Cert NICN) at any Tertiary Education Institution (TEI) in Australia.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||eDelphi, neonatal intensive care nursing, capability, competence, curriculum development|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Field:||Nursing not elsewhere classified|
|Objective Group:||Health and Support Services|
|UTAS Author:||Bromley, P (Ms Patricia Bromley)|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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