Significant improvement in competencies. Graduates report marked improvement in these areas: communication, pain management, skin integrity, functional status, restraints, elder abuse, discharge planning, and physiological and psychological aging changes.
Significant improvement in job satisfaction. Graduates report elevation of confidence, self-esteem, sense of accomplishment, and nursing care assuredness.
Significant improvement in intention to remain at their current employer. Graduates report favorable perception of facility/employer for sponsoring this training and for resulting efforts to improve the nursing environment and quality of care system-wide.