Nursing and Interprofessional Education

Section edited by Lesley Wilkes

This section concerns all aspects of nursing and inter-professional education including, but not limited to: theory development, innovative curriculum design, technology integration into classroom, online teaching, student/faculty competences and continuous education.

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  1. Research article

    Australia’s first transition to professional practice in primary care program for graduate registered nurses: a pilot study

    Increases in ageing, chronic illness and complex co-morbidities in the Australian population are adding pressure to the primary care nursing workforce. Initiatives to attract and retain nurses are needed to es...

    Christina Aggar, Jacqueline Bloomfield, Tamsin H. Thomas and Christopher J. Gordon

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:14

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  2. Research article

    A final-year nursing student survey: rural attitudes, perceived competencies and intention to work across five Asian countries

    Shortages and maldistribution of nurses remain significant problems in many countries. Having appropriate intervention strategies to retain nurses in underserved areas, where they are most needed, are crucial ...

    Nareerut Pudpong, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Bipin Batra, Jianlin Hou, Lan T. H. Vu and Paul Dipika

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:13

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Factors associated with the choice of public health service among nursing students in Thailand

    Despite the fact that public and private nursing schools have contributed significantly to the Thai health system, it is not clear whether and to what extent there was difference in job preferences between typ...

    Krisada Sawaengdee, Nareerut Pudpong, Thunthita Wisaijohn, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Weerasak Putthasri, Mylene Lagarde and Duane Blaauw

    BMC Nursing 2017 16:8

    Published on: 23 January 2017

  4. Research article

    Differences in the working pattern among wound, ostomy, and continence nurses with and without conducting the specified medical act: a multicenter time and motion study

    To overcome the shortage of medical care delivery in the rapidly aging Japanese society, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2010 started to train the nurses to be able to conduct the specified medic...

    Yukie Sakai, Tomoe Yokono, Yuko Mizokami, Hiromi Sanada, Mayumi Okuwa, Toshio Nakatani and Junko Sugama

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:69

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  5. Research article

    Assessing nursing staff’s competences in mobility support in nursing-home care: development and psychometric testing of the Kinaesthetics Competence (KC) observation instrument

    Between 75 and 89% of residents living in long-term care facilities have limited mobility. Nurses as well as other licensed and unlicensed personnel directly involved in resident care are in a key position to ...

    Heidrun Gattinger, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Virpi Hantikainen, Sascha Köpke, Stefan Ott and Beate Senn

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:65

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  6. Research article

    Retaining early career registered nurses: a case study

    A core objective of the Australian health system is to provide high quality, safe health care that meets the needs of all Australians. To achieve this, an adequate and effective workforce must support the deli...

    Jane Mills, Jennifer Chamberlain-Salaun, Helena Harrison, Karen Yates and Andrea O’Shea

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:57

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  7. Research article

    Possible effects of a course in cardiovascular nursing on prehospital care of patients experiencing suspected acute coronary syndrome: a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Current research suggests that nurses can influence the outcome for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim of this study has been to evaluate whether a course in cardiovascular nursing (CVN) can ...

    Birgitta Wireklint Sundström, Mats Holmberg, Johan Herlitz, Thomas Karlsson and Henrik Andersson

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:52

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  8. Research article

    Prevalence of workplace violence in Northwest Ethiopia: a multivariate analysis

    Workplace violence has been acknowledged as a global problem, particularly in the health sector. However, there is scarce data on workplace violence among nurses in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was to asses...

    Bewket Tadesse Tiruneh, Berhanu Boru Bifftu, Akililu Azazh Tumebo, Mengistu Mekonnen Kelkay, Degefaye Zelalem Anlay and Berihun Assefa Dachew

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:42

    Published on: 8 July 2016

  9. Research article

    Mixed methods evaluation of a primary eye care training programme for primary health workers in Morogoro Tanzania

    There are 285 million people with visual impairment (VI) worldwide including 39 million who are blind; 15 % of those with VI live in Africa, and around 80 % of VI is preventable or treatable with the right equ...

    Milka Madaha Mafwiri, Emma Jolley, Joanna Hunter, Clare Elizabeth Gilbert and Elena Schmidt

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:41

    Published on: 7 July 2016

  10. Research article

    The association of leadership styles and empowerment with nurses’ organizational commitment in an acute health care setting: a cross-sectional study

    The current challenges facing healthcare systems, in relation to the shortage of health professionals, necessitates mangers and leaders to learn from different leadership styles and staff empowerment strategie...

    Samirah A. Asiri, Wesley W. Rohrer, Khaled Al-Surimi, Omar O. Da’ar and Anwar Ahmed

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:38

    Published on: 9 June 2016

  11. Research article

    Educating emergency department nurses about trauma informed care for people presenting with mental health crisis: a pilot study

    Practicing with trauma informed care (TIC) can strengthen nurses’ knowledge about the association of past trauma and the impact of trauma on the patient’s current mental illness. An aim of TIC is to avoid pote...

    Andrea Hall, Brian McKenna, Vikki Dearie, Tessa Maguire, Rosemary Charleston and Trentham Furness

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:21

    Published on: 24 March 2016

  12. Research article

    Newly graduated nurses’ empowerment regarding professional competence and other work-related factors

    Although both nurse empowerment and competence are fundamental concepts of describing newly graduated nurses’ professional development and job satisfaction, only few studies exist on the relationship between t...

    Liisa Kuokkanen, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Olivia Numminen, Hannu Isoaho, Mervi Flinkman and Riitta Meretoja

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:22

    Published on: 24 March 2016

  13. Research article

    Association of social support and socio-demographic characteristics with poor self-rated health and depressive symptomatology among single mothers in Cyprus: a descriptive cross-sectional study

    The number of single-parent families headed by mothers is rapidly growing worldwide. A large part of the international literature reveals that single motherhood is associated with increased levels of chronic s...

    Elena Rousou, Christiana Kouta and Nicos Middleton

    BMC Nursing 2016 15:15

    Published on: 1 March 2016

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