Clinical education for nephrology nurse practitioner candidates in Australia: A consensus statement

Douglas, Bettina and Bonner, Ann (2011) Clinical education for nephrology nurse practitioner candidates in Australia: A consensus statement. The Renal Society of Australasia Journal, 7 1: 13-23.

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Author Douglas, Bettina
Bonner, Ann
Title Clinical education for nephrology nurse practitioner candidates in Australia: A consensus statement
Journal name The Renal Society of Australasia Journal
ISSN 1832-3804
Publication date 2011-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 23
Total pages 11
Place of publication Heidelberg, VIC, Australia
Publisher Renal Society of Australasia
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract Objectives: To develop recommendations for the clinical education required to prepare Australian Nurse Practitioner candidates for advanced and extended practice in nephrology settings.
Methods: Using the Delphi research technique a consensus statement was developed over a nine month period. All endorsed and candidate Nephrology Nurse Practitioners (NNP) were invited to participate as the expert panel. The Delphi research technique uses a systematic and iterative process. The expert panel were asked to generate a list of items which were then circulated to all NNPs. They were asked to determine their degree of agreement or disagreement with each statement using a 5-point Likert scale. There was opportunity for freetext comments to be provided if desired. Results from each round were collated; the document was refined and circulated to the experts for a subsequent round. Consensus was demonstrated after three Delphi rounds.
Results: The consensus statement comprises four components explaining the role and membership of the mentorship team, the setting and location of NNP clinical education, learning strategies to support the NNP, and outcomes of NNP clinical education. Demographic questions in the final survey revealed information about the qualifications, years of experience, and practice location of Australian NNPs.
Conclusions: The consensus statement is not prescriptive but it will inform NNP candidates, university course providers and mentors about the expected extended nephrology specific clinical education that will enable the NNP to provide advanced nursing care for patients regardless of the stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the practice setting.
Keyword Education
Nurse practitioner
Postgraduate
Renal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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