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  1. Nursing as career choice: perceptions of Turkish nursing students.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):5 (2015) PMID 26073696

    Students' perceptions of nursing influence their choice of nursing as a career and whether they remain in the profession. The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of entry-level male and female nursing students and the reasons for choosing nursing as a career. A qualitative approach ...
  2. Nurses' perspectives on nurse-coordinated prevention programmes in secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a pilot survey.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):96 (2015) PMID 26572788 PMCID PMC4784499

    Secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD) is increasingly provided by nurse-coordinated prevention programs (NCPP). Little is known about nurses' perspectives on these programs. To investigate nurses' perspectives/experiences in NCPPs in acute coronary syndrome patients. Thirteen nur...
  3. Developing a research agenda for nursing and midwifery: a modified Delphi study.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):83 (2015) PMID 26565131

    We sought to ascertain the nursing and midwifery research priorities at a large private tertiary hospital in Australia. A modified Delphi technique with two rounds of questionnaires. The first round survey was distributed to 448 nurses and midwives with a 19.2% (n = 86) response rate. Due to a l...
  4. Work readiness of nursing graduates: current perspectives of graduate nurse program coordinators.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):27 (2015) PMID 26394245

    The transition from nursing student to graduate remains problematic internationally with issues arising concerning graduates' work readiness upon commencing employment. This exploratory study specifically investigated perceptions of graduate nurse program coordinators on the work readiness of nu...
  5. Walking alongside: a qualitative study of the experiences and perceptions of academic nurse mentors supporting early career nurse academics.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):69 (2015) PMID 26366942

    This study explores the experiences and perceptions of academic nurse mentors supporting early career nurse academics (ECNAs). Interviews were undertaken with mentors following a mentoring partnership with ECNAs. Data were transcribed verbatim and analysed using a process of thematic analysis. F...
  6. Mediating role of critical thinking disposition in the relationship between perceived barriers to research use and evidence-based practice.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):16 (2015) PMID 26393340

    Despite the importance of critical thinking in clinical and educational settings, little is known about its role in evidence-based practice (EBP). This study examined whether critical thinking disposition (CTD) mediates the relationship between perceived barriers to research use and EBP in clini...
  7. Clinical leadership in pre-registration nursing programmes - an international literature review.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):39 (2015) PMID 26394172

    Clinical leadership and the safety, quality and efficiency of patient/client care are inextricably linked in government reports, major inquiries and the professional literature. This review explores the literature on clinical leadership development within pre-registration nursing programmes. The...
  8. Perceptions of final-year nursing students on the facilities, resources and quality of education provided by schools in Turkey.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):56 (2015) PMID 26161474

    The purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions of final-year nursing students regarding the adequacy of education, resources and internships in preparation for graduation. The study design was a descriptive cross-sectional study of nursing students (n: 1804) in their final year of edu...
  9. Augmented reality, virtual reality and gaming: an integral part of nursing.

    Contemporary Nurse 51(1):1 (2015) PMID 26678947

  10. Making the case for a more accurate cardiovascular disease risk assessment tool for Indigenous Australians.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):92 (2015) PMID 25876080

  11. Determination of nursing students' expectations for faculty members and the perceived stressors during their education.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):58 (2015) PMID 26213257

    In nursing education, there are several different factors which can affect the efficacy and quality of the education besides the interaction between the students and the educator. The necessity of giving theoretical and clinical education together may lead to various difficulties. We aimed to de...
  12. Two male nurses' experiences of caring for female patients after intimate partner violence: a South African perspective.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):94 (2015) PMID 26057911

    South Africa is perceived to be one of the countries with the worst reputation regarding the occurrence of intimate partner violence. The women who suffer from serious physical injuries are admitted to emergency care units and their first contact with health care is through the nurses in these u...
  13. Workplace incivility: a concept analysis.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):115 (2015) PMID 26213258

    This study aimed to describe the meaning of the concept 'workplace incivility' and promote consistency in its application in nursing research and practice. The methodology introduced by Walker and Avant was used to analyze this concept. A total number of 50 studies that had essentially addressed...
  14. Status of nurse staffing and nursing care delivery in Pudong, Shanghai.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):104 (2015) PMID 26045059

    To evaluate nurse staffing levels and nursing care delivery in adult general medical or surgical wards of hospitals in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Rapid economic development and improved Chinese living standards have spurred increased demands for high-quality health care. Thus, the q...
  15. The impact of psychological empowerment and organisational commitment on Chinese nurses' job satisfaction.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):80 (2015) PMID 26060889

    Research findings have shown that job satisfaction of Chinese nurses is at a low level. Limited studies have focused on the impact of psychological empowerment and organisational commitment on job satisfaction of Chinese nurses. The aim of this study is to describe job satisfaction, psychologica...
  16. Patients' experiences of adapting to multiple sclerosis: a qualitative study.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):36 (2015) PMID 26213256

    Unpleasant, unpredictable symptoms, difficult treatment regimes, and uncertainty about the future of Multiple Sclerosis require the patients to adapt to new life changes and restrictions. This study aimed to explore patients' experiences of adapting to Multiple Sclerosis. A qualitative content a...
  17. From margins to centre: an oral history of the wartime experience of Iranian nurses in the Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):14 (2015) PMID 26061256

    The extensive nature of the Iraq-Iran war converted to a human tragedy with large casualties; it has affected nursing discipline dramatically. To analyse the history of the wartime experience of Iranian nurses in Iran-Iraq War. The current study was conducted with oral history. The study sample ...
  18. The efficacy of cold-gel packing for relieving episiotomy pain - a quasi-randomised control trial.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):26 (2015) PMID 26058405

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of cold-gel packing on episiotomy pain among postpartum women who had normal spontaneous deliveries. A quasi-randomised control trial was conducted in a maternity ward of a regional teaching hospital in northern Taiwan. Seventy postpartum women were recruit...
  19. Mental health recovery: lived experience of consumers, carers and nurses.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):1 (2015) PMID 26041103

    Background Mental health recovery is a prominent topic of discussion in the global mental health settings. The concept of mental health recovery brought about a major shift in the traditional philosophical views of many mental health systems. Aim The purpose of this article is to outline the res...
  20. Being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI): sources of support for young women.

    Contemporary Nurse 50(1):50 (2015) PMID 26145717

    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are prevalent throughout the world with the rate of these infections increasing on a daily basis. STI acquisition has the ability to cause personal adversity and elicit feelings of stigma and shame. The aim of this paper is to report on the sources of suppo...