Date of Paper/Work

12-2015

Type of Paper/Work

Systems Change Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Susan M. Hageness

Abstract

With the increased educational requirements for entry into practice for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), post-graduate fellowship training interest and implementation is on the rise. Specialized experiences in all fields of healthcare help to expand the level of information that characterizes the specific discipline, and offers evidence to maintain the delivery of patient care. This has been evident with the new graduate

registered nurse fellowships which have demonstrated that they will prepare nurses with advanced knowledge, skills, and experiences for the betterment of patient care. The purpose of this study was to evaluate what Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNA) perceive about additional post-certification training, and, to determine if they would have an interest in completing a critical pediatric fellowship. The findings of the study revealed that SRNAs had great interest in a fellowship opportunity following the completion of their anesthesia education.

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