Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Education
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Ali Marie Galindo. 2019. Injury Prevention Inclusion in Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Curricula. Doctoral dissertation. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, College of Nursing. (77)
Integrating injury prevention into healthcare education has been recommended for over 10 years. However, the literature reveals little about how injury prevention is incorporated into nursing curricula. This study aimed to evaluate if unintentional injury prevention was being taught in pre-licensure baccalaureatenursing education. The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), the Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Public Health Nursing (2018), and the Institute of Medicine’s Initiative on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2011) were utilized as the driving forces to support injury prevention inclusion. The research questions inquired if pre-licensure baccalaureate CCNE-accredited nursing programs were incorporating injury prevention into curricula. If so, the study considered whether primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies were included. Finally, this study assessed the barriers to implementation of injury prevention topics if they were not covered. The research design was guided by Haddon’s matrix of injury prevention with a focus on education involving the pre-event, event, and post-event phase of the matrix (Haddon, 1970). The study was implemented as a non-experimental descriptive study, and a convenience sample of n = 29 surveys from CCNE-accredited universities were evaluated. The findings from this study added to the science of nursingeducation knowledge and identified existing gaps in baccalaureate nursing programs.
Injury prevention, Nursing curriculum, Primary prevention, Secondary prevention, Tertiary prevention
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