Evaluation of a 16-week critical care internship program using a Staff Development Program Effectiveness Evaluation Tool

Deborah E Hall, Rhonda L Marshall
Journal for Nurses in Staff Development: JNSD 2006, 22 (3): 134-43
Today's healthcare environment has required innovative, cost-effective ideas for hospitals to recruit and retain nurses in critical care. A critical care internship is a viable option to meet the challenges encountered in educating nurses in today's complex critical care environment. This article provides a description of a Critical Care Internship Program and a method of analysis for utilization of resources, clinical outcomes, and fiscal responsibility using a Staff Development Program Effectiveness Evaluation Tool.

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