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Table 5 Multi-variate relationship between staff nurses’ program exposure and program satisfaction

From: Assessing the impact of academic-practice partnerships on nursing staff

  Satisfaction with Program Components (Odds Ratios) (1):
Personal Reward Prof Recognition Instructor Clinical Expertise Instructor Teaching Ability Instructor Involvement Info Provided Time Available Support Received Preceptor -Student Ratio Instructor -Student Ratio Aptitude of Students
Exposure:            
Informed about VANA program (2):
Well informed 4.21*** 4.03*** 4.76*** 4.94*** 2.81** n/a 3.68*** 2.85** 3.07** 2.74** 2.62
Somewhat informed 1.81° 2.12* 3.30*** 2.50* 2.02* n/a 2.89** 2.38* 2.98** 2.38* 1.74
Frequency of interaction with students (3):
High frequency 4.65*** 3.03*** 3.52*** 3.32*** 2.35** 5.27*** 4.26*** 2.27* 1.99* 1.95* 2.72**
Medium frequency 2.85** 2.53** 3.65** 4.11** 2.41* 2.17° 3.76*** 3.35** 2.00 2.67* 4.36***
Noticed an increase in EBP activities on unit (4)
Moderate to substantial 1.88* 1.84* 3.63*** 3.59*** 2.31** 2.24** 1.31 2.19** 1.92* 1.67° 2.04*
Precepts students (5)
Yes 2.43*** 1.44 2.51** 2.48** 2.33** 3.06*** 2.05* 2.12* 3.62*** 2.01* 1.75°
  1. (1) The experiences were specified as:
  2. • Personal reward from working with students
  3. • Professional recognition you received for working with students
  4. • Clinical expertise of instructors
  5. • Teaching ability of instructors
  6. • Instructor involvement in teaching students while on the unit
  7. • Information provided to you about students’ learning objectives
  8. • Amount of time available for you to work with students
  9. • Support you received from supervisors/colleagues to work with students
  10. • Preceptor-to-student ratio
  11. • Instructor-to-student ratio
  12. • Aptitude of students
  13. (2) Extent to which staff nurse felt informed about the VANA program: well informed, somewhat informed, not very informed. Not very informed is the omitted variable
  14. (3) Interacted with nursing students over the past year when present during shift: most or all of the time (defined as high frequency), about half of the time (medium frequency), or a little or none of the time (low frequency). Low frequency of interaction with students is the omitted variable
  15. (4) Noticed a moderate or substantial increase in activities designed to foster the use of evidence-based practice on unit since the start of VANA (dichotomous variable)
  16. (5) Currently performs role of preceptor (dichotomous variable) nn
  17. ° p < 0.10, * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001