Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Limited research has been done regarding the relationship among registered nurses years of experience, credentials, work location, completed non-required continuing education hours, moral development, and conceptual level. This study's theoretical framework is based on the cognitive-developmental theory domains of moral and conceptual development. A descriptive and correlational research design was used to discover the relationship between variables. One hundred registered nurses were selected from a hospital in southeastern Virginia. Participants completed a general questionnaire, Defining Issues Test-2 and the Paragraph Completion Method. Findings resulted in failing to reject the null hypotheses. There was no statistically significant correlation among the variables. The findings may be related to low sampling, unclear understanding of terms and/or participant's demographic profile being more similar than different.
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Parks, Agatha Custodio Dado, "The relationship among registered nurse's years of experience, credentials, work location, completed non-required continuing education hours, moral development and conceptual level" (1999). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539618825.