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dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Barbaraen_US
dc.creatorOlfert, Margaret Elaineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-01-04T10:08:37Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:23:09Z
dc.date.available2005-01-04T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:23:09Z
dc.date.created2004-12en_US
dc.date.issued2004-12-15en_US
dc.date.submittedDecember 2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-01042005-100837en_US
dc.description.abstractContinuing education (CE) in nursing is a critical element in assuring quality health care for the public. Rapid changes in technology and increasing emphasis on utilizing current research findings in practice increases the importance of participation in CE. Many nurses, however, do not attend CE sessions. As provincial professional associations are looking at ways to ensure competency in practice, the issue of who participates in CE and who does not is becoming more relevant to employers and educators. p*A review of the literature found that while many studies looked at factors that increase participation in CE, few examined deterrents or barriers to CE participation in nursing. Few studies were found comparing CE participants with nonparticipants. This comparative descriptive study examined the similarities and differences between participants and nonparticipants of CE. Questionnaires, including the 40-item Deterrents to Participation Scale as well as some demographic and recent CE participation information, were distributed to a sample of acute care nurses in three different-sized hospitals in Saskatchewan. To maximize response rates, Dillman’s Total Design Method for surveys was used where possible. Means of the interval data was compared between the participants and nonparticipants. Cross tabulations were used to explore relationships among non-interval data. This study provided valuable insights into participation and nonparticipation in CE, and will thereby help employers and educators develop a deeper understanding of possible strategies that could increase participation in CE.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectlifelong learningen_US
dc.subjectdeterrents to participationen_US
dc.subjectdisengagementen_US
dc.subjectruralen_US
dc.subjectdistanceen_US
dc.subjectfamily responsibilitiesen_US
dc.titleSimiliarities and differences between participants and nonparticipants of nursing continuing educationen_US
thesis.degree.departmentCollege of Nursingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCollege of Nursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Nursing (M.N.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStewart, Norma J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMacDonald, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLaing, Gailen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBerenbaum, Shawnaen_US


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