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Using Nominal Group Technique (NGT) to reach consensus on graduate attributes for nurses undertaking postgraduate certification in neonatal intensive care in Australia

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Bromley, P, Using Nominal Group Technique (NGT) to reach consensus on graduate attributes for nurses undertaking postgraduate certification in neonatal intensive care in Australia, Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 20, (6) pp. 245-252. ISSN 1355-1841 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Neonatal Nurses Association.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jnn.2014.08.002

Abstract

Nominal Group Technique is a qualitative/quantitative exploratory research method often used in situations requiring complex problem solving, decision-making, priority-setting and consensus reaching. This paper aims to describe use of Nominal Group Technique to develop National Graduate Attributes for nurses undertaking Postgraduate Certification in Neonatal Intensive Care in Australia.

The participants for this Nominal Group workshop were recruited from the members of the Australian College of Neonatal Nurses, Neonatal Nurses Education Special Interest Group, as they had a particular interest in the development of nationally recognised graduate attributes. The research identified core graduate attributes incorporating four themes of; the provision of care, knowledge, communication and teamwork, ethical and professional responsibilities.

The use of NGT can be recommended as an efficient collaborative approach for any participatory action research or clinically based research.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:graduate attributes, Nominal Group Technique,neonatal intensive care, postgraduate student nurse
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:97478
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2014-12-18
Last Modified:2015-04-22
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