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Table 3 Professional nursing competence across institutional locations and geographical regions

From: Nursing competence in municipal in-patient acute care in Norway: a cross-sectional study

  Institutional locations Geographical regions
Nursing homes (n = 141) OMS (n = 16) HH/LMC (n = 26) Other locations (n = 24) Northern Norway (n = 56) Central Norway (n = 42) Western Norway (n = 32) South-Eastern Norway (n = 77) Total (n = 207)
Nursing competence in MipAC Md (IQR) Md (IQR) Md (IQR) Md (IQR) Md (IQR) Md (IQR) Md (IQR) Md (IQR) Md (IQR)
Registered nurses (RNs) (n = 203) 10 (8–14) 20 (15–35) 17.5 (12.7–22.3) 14 (11–19) 9 (7.3–11.8) 10.5 (7–15.7) 15 (5–50) 15 (10–20) 12 (8–17)
Nurses assistants (NA) (n = 200) 9 (5–12) 1.5 (0–6) 4.5 (1.8–7.3) 4 (0–6) 7 (4–12) 8 (4–11) 6 (2–8.5) 7 (3–10) 7 (3–10.8)
Staff without formal health care training (n = 200) 2 (0–5) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1.3) 0 (0–2) 2 (0–5) 3 (0–6) 0 (0–11) 0 (0–3) 1 (0–4)
Proportion of RNs in staff (n = 203) 50 (35–63.6) 92.2 (76.3–100) 74.5 (58.5–91) 75 (56.2–100) 47.4 (34.4–66.6) 47.2 (33.7–60.8) 64.7 (55.3–85.7) 65.7 (49–86.2) 56 (40–78)
RNs with less than one years’ experience (n = 200) 0 (0–1) 0 (1–2.75) 0 (0–1) 1 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)
RNs with additional education (n = 203)
 Emergency nursing 0 (0–1) 1 (0–1.75) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–2) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)
 Geriatric nursing 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)
 Mental health/psychiatric nursing 0 (0–1) 1 (0–1.75) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)
Total additional educated RNs (n = 199) 3 (2–4) 3 (5–7) 3 (1–5.5) 4 (2–5) 3 (0–9) 4 (2–5) 4 (1–5) 3 (1–3) 3 (0–5)
Work shifts with one RN on duty over the last four weeks (n = 200)
 Daytime 5 (0–9) 0 (0–1.75) 0 (0–0.25) 0 (0–8) 8 (0–10) 4 (0–8) 0 (0–4.3) 0 (0–7) 3 (0–8)
 Evening time 10 (2–20) 0 (0–1.75) 0 (0–3.3) 1 (0–10) 12 (2–20) 10 (2–17) 2 (0–5) 1 (0–10) 5 (0–15.8)
 Nighttime 28 (5–28) 0 (0–5.5) 0 (0–28) 14 (0–28) 28 (15–28) 17.5 (0–28) 3.5 (0–28) 12 (0–28) 20 (0–28)
Work shifts in total with one RN on duty over the last four weeks 34 (15–54) 0.5 (0–10) 1.5 (0–28) 16 (0–36) 43 (25–58) 33 (2.7–52.8) 12.5 (0.8–30.3) 15 (0–42) 28 (5.3–49)
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Nursing competence standard requirements (n = 193) 68 (50.4) 13 (81.3) 16 (61.5) 11 (47.8) 18 (35.3) 20 (51.3) 20 (66.7) 50 (68.5) 108 (56)
Shift without RNs on duty (n = 200)
 - Never 95 (70.4) 14 (87.5) 25 (96.2) 18 (78.3) 39 (70.9) 25 (59.5) 26 (86.7) 62 (82.7) 152 (76)
 - A few times a year 24 (17.8) 2 (12.5) 1 (3.8) 2 (8.7) 9 (16.4) 8 (20) 3 (10) 9 (12) 29 (14.5)
 - Monthly 10 (7.4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (8.7) 4 (7.3) 5 (12.5) 1 (3.3) 2 (2.7) 12 (6)
 - Weekly 6 (4.4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (4.3) 3 (5.5) 2 (4.8) 0 (0) 2 (2.7) 7 (3.5)
Vacant RNs shift (due to sick leave, etc.) covered by RNs (n = 200).
 - Always 65 (48.1) 12 (75) 9 (34.6) 11 (47.8) 28 (50.9) 17 (42.5) 14 (46.7) 38 (50.7) 97 (48.5)
 - Mostly 42 (31.1) 3 (18.8) 15 (57.7) 8 (34.8) 20 (36.4) 14 (35) 11 (36.7) 23 (30.7) 68 (34)
 - Sometimes 19 (14.1) 1 (6.3) 2 (7.7) 2 (8.7) 5 (8.9) 6 (15) 4 (13.3) 9 (12) 24 (12)
 - Rarely 7 (5.2) 0 (0) 0 1 (4.3) 2 (3.6) 3 (7.5) 1 (3.3) 3 (4) 9 (4.5)
 - Never 1 (0.7) 0 0 1 (4.3) 0 0 0 2 (2.7) 2 (1)