The Northern Emergency Nurse Practitioner Staff Survey PDF Print E-mail

Original Citation – Considine J, Martin R. Development, reliability and validity of an instrument measuring the attitudes and knowledge of Emergency Department staff regarding the Emergency Nurse Practitioner role. Accid Emerg Nurs. 2005 Jan;13(1):36-43. View in PubMed

Contact Information
Julie Considine
Emergency Department
The Northern Hospital
185 Cooper Street
Epping, 3076
Victoria, Australia
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Price & Availability – Contact author for permission to use.  Click here to view instrument, also published in original citation.

Brief Description of Instrument – A survey used to examine the knowledge and attitudes of ED medical and nursing staff. Items explore the role of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner, scope of practice, extensions to practice and collaborative practice.

Scale Format – 5-point Likert scale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = no opinion, 4 = agree and 5 = strongly agree.

Administration Technique – Self-administered questionnaire.

Scoring and Interpretation – Sum items for total scale score.

Factors and Norms – 5 factors - 1) extensions of emergency nursing practice, 2) ED Nurse Practitioner role, 3) current advanced emergency nursing roles, 4) collaborative practice, 5) requirements to become an ED Nurse Practitioner. Mean item score, SD and item total correlation reported in original citation.

Test-retest Reliability – Entire scale = 0.926 All factors have an alpha >0.70.

Internal Consistency – No item had a correlation co-efficient of less than 0.30 which indicates that all items tested are suitable for inclusion in the final tool.

Content & Face Validity – Items developed based on a review of the literature, NP scope of practice documents, review by a panel of ED stakeholders as well as content experts. Factors explored through principal component analysis. Items discarded if there was low item total correlation.

Strengths – Demonstrated internal consistency and face/content validity.

Limitations – Requires testing on a larger sample.

Published APN Studies using instrument –- See original citation.

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