Date of Award

12-2014

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Kathleen Masters, D.N.S, R.N.

Advisor Department

Nursing

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the amount of knowledge nurses have about Clostridium difficile. Seventy-five nurses participated in this study. A 25-question true/false survey was distributed via email to graduates of The University of Southern Mississippi. The survey consisted of a brief demographic section and 25 questions addressing Clostridium difficile knowledge. A total of 582 surveys were sent out with a total of 75 completed. Out of 25 questions in the survey, the majority of respondents (>50%) only answered 7 questions incorrectly. Overall, the nurses in this study possessed accurate knowledge about C. difficile; although, there were areas of knowledge that need improvement. Thus, nurses need continuing education about C. difficile.

Comments

Honors College Award: Top Thesis

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