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Using eDelphi to identify capability requisites for postgraduate certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

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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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Copyright 2015 Neonatal Nurses Association

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jnn.2015.09.003

Abstract

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:eDelphi, neonatal intensive care nursing, capability, competence, curriculum development
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Bromley, P (Ms Patricia Bromley)
ID Code:104982
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2015-12-01
Last Modified:2017-11-02
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