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Clifford Clinical Nurse Specialist Functions Inventory Print E-mail

Original Citation - Clifford, R.H. (1981). Perceptions of employers and educators toward the importance of functions of the clinical nurse specialist. School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Dissertation, University of Kansas City, KS.  

Contact Information
Rita Clifford
University of Kansas, School of Nursing
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

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Brief Description of Instrument - Rates the relative importance of specific functions expected of the clinical nurse specialist. 

Scale Format - 5-point scale ranging from 0 = Not expected in position, 4 = Utmost importance

Factors and Norms - Clinical, educational, administrative and research.

Content & Face Validity - Developed by investigator from survey of CNS job descriptions and literature review.  Reviewed by CNSs for face validity.

Limitations - No factor analysis completed to confirm factor structure.

Published APN Studies Using Instrument - Tucker S, Sandvik G, Clark J, Sikkink V, Stears R. Enhancing psychiatric nursing practice: role of an advanced practice nurse. Clin Nurse Spec. 1999 May;13(3):133-9.  View in PubMed 



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