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Nurse Educ Today. 2010 Nov;30(8):737-41. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.01.015. Epub 2010 Apr 1.

Innovation in clinical learning for the acute hospital environment: nursing grand rounds.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia.


The literature reports that workload factors affect nurses' ability to fully engage in continuing professional development. Hence the work environment in acute care calls for innovative approaches to achieve continuous development of nursing practice and work satisfaction. This study employs a one group pre-test post-test design to test the effectiveness of nursing grand rounds on nursing worklife satisfaction and work environment in an acute surgical ward. The effect of nursing grand rounds was measured using the Nursing Worklife Satisfaction Scale and the Practice Environment Scale. There was no change between pre- and post-test on these measures but trends were evident in some component scores. Statistical results were inconclusive but observational data indicated that nursing grand rounds was found to be feasible, well attended with tested processes for implementation in an acute care environment.

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