• Nurse practitioner's diagnosis and intervention formulation skills

      Gagan, Mary Jo; Newhouse, Beth Ellen (The University of Arizona., 2002)
      The purpose of this research was to identify violence diagnosis and intervention performance accuracy for a group Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and a group of Adult/Family Nurse Practitioners. The secondary purpose was to determine if there was any significant difference between the diagnosis and intervention performance accuracy of these two groups. Guided by McCloskey's Educational Model of Job Effectiveness (1983), a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted using the Nurse Practitioner Performance Tool (Gagan, 1996). The performance accuracy of both the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner group and the Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner group was found to be notably low at below 25 percent for each group on total violence diagnoses scores and below 6 percent for both groups on total violence intervention. No significant differences were found in the performance accuracy of the two nurse practitioner groups.