Examination of baccalaureate nursing students' readiness for practice
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The purpose of this replication study was to examine baccalaureate nursing students’ readiness for practice as a registered nurse. A convenience sample of 26 seniors at a local southern Colorado university was chosen to participate in the Casey-Fink Readiness for Practice Survey. Overall, participants rated a high level of readiness for practice, although areas of weakness included provider communication and caring for a dying patient. Participants felt uncomfortable performing chest tube care, code response, IV insertion and trach care. Sub-group comparisons were done and included previous ...