Nonspecialty Nurse Education: Evaluation of the Oncology Intensives Initiative, an Oncology Curriculum to Improve Patient Care

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Journal Article

BACKGROUND:A community hospital combined its medical and surgical patients with cancer on one unit, which resulted in nurses not trained in oncology caring for this patient population. OBJECTIVES:The Oncology Intensives Initiative (ONCii) involved the (a) design and implementation of a daylong didactic boot camp class and a four-hour simulation session and (b) the examination of nurses' worries, attitudes, self-efficacy, and perception of interdisciplinary teamwork. METHODS:A two-group, pre-/post-test design was implemented. Group 1 consisted of nurses who attended the didactic boot camp classes alone, whereas group 2 was comprised of nurses who attended the didactic boot camp classes and the simulation sessions. FINDINGS:Results of data analysis showed a decrease in worries and an increase in positive attitudes toward chemotherapy administration in both groups, as well as an increase in self-efficacy among members of group 2.

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Cited Authors

  • Bagley, KA; Dunn, SE; Chuang, EY; Dorr, VJ; Thompson, JA; Smith, SK

Published Date

  • April 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • E44 - E51

PubMed ID

  • 29547596

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29547596

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-067X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-1095

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1188/18.cjon.e44-e51

Language

  • eng