Clinically Competent Peers and Support for Education: Structures and Practices That Work

Schmalenberg, Claudia; Kramer, Marlene; Brewer, Barbara B.; Burke, Rebecca; Chmielewski, Linda; Cox, Karen; Kishner, Janice; Krugman, Mary; Meeks-Sjostrom, Diana; Waldo, Mary
August 2008
Critical Care Nurse;Aug2008, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p54
Academic Journal
The article describes the structures and best practices that foster competent performance among nurses, physicians, hospital administrators and staff. The two elements identified by staff nurses as important for a healthy work environment are clinically competent peers and support for education. Clinically competent peers is considered as the most important of the 8 attributes. Support for education as one of the 8 attributes is based on the availability of educational programs.


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