Date of Award

Fall 12-2014

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis



First Advisor

Kathleen Masters

Advisor Department



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.


Honors College Award: Top Thesis

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Nursing Commons