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Authors

  1. Roussel, Maureen G. DNP, APRN, CCRN, CCNS

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the difference in cardiac nurses' knowledge and perceived competency in the care of patients with heart failure (HF). Fifty-seven cardiac RNs completed the Advanced Heart Failure Clinical Competency Survey as a pretest/posttest measure. Each participant attended a 30-minute HF education session. Nurses' knowledge of HF significantly improved from 25.60 (SD = 2.92) pretest score to 27.30 (SD = 3.11) posttest score. The difference between the two means is statistically significant at the .001 level (t = -4.2, df = 56).