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DOI: 10.18869/mjiri.31.10

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Dehghan Nayeri N, Shariat E, Tayebi Z, Ghorbanzadeh M. Challenges of postgraduate critical care nursing program in Iran. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2017; 31 (1) :53-59
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3721-en.html

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , arshiashariat@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (694 Views)

Background: The main philosophy of postgraduate preparation for working in critical care units is to ensure the safety and quality of
patients’ care. Increasing the complexity of technology, decision-making challenges and the high demand for advanced communication
skills necessitate the need to educate learners. Within this aim, a master’s degree in critical care nursing has been established in Iran.
Current study was designed to collect critical care nursing students’ experiences as well as their feedback to the field critical care nursing.
Methods: This study used qualitative content analysis through in-depth semi-structured interviews. Graneheim and Lundman method
was used for data analysis.
Results: The results of the total 15 interviews were classified in the following domains: The vision of hope and illusion; shades of
grey attitude; inefficient program and planning; inadequacy to run the program; and multiple outcomes: Far from the effectiveness.
Overall findings indicated the necessity to review the curriculum and the way the program is implemented.
Conclusion: The findings of this study provided valuable information to improve the critical care-nursing program. It also facilitated
the next review of the program by the authorities.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Nursing Education

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