Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Kathleen Masters, D.N.S, R.N.
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.
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Frosch, Ashley E., "Nurse Knowledge of Clostridium difficile" (2014). Honors Theses. 276.