Journal of Gerontological Nursing

GEROPSYCHIATRIC NURSING SURVEY

Donna Carpenter; Mary Harper, RN, PhD, FAAN; Kathleen C Buckawalter, RN, PhD, FAAN

Abstract

Dear Reader:

As our aging population and their associated psychosocial problems grow, it is important that we know who the professional geriatric mental health nurses are. Currently, there is no directory of geriatric mental health nurses, nor any list of nurses in the field.

In order to plan for the future, which might include a directory, a professional group, conferences, or simply fulfilling requests for names for consultation, we would like your help.

Please take a few moments to complete the survey that follows, and mail it to: Research Department, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086 or fax it to: Research Department at 609-853-5991. Questions 1 through 15 will be held confidential.

If you would like to become a part of the organized system of geriatric mental health nurses, please also complete your mailing address information at the end of the survey.

Thank you,

Vonna Carpentec

Publishing Director/Editorial

SLACK, Inc.

Maty Harper RN, PhD, FAAN

Coordinator, Long-Term Care

NIMH

Kathleen C. Buckwaltec RN, PhD, FAAN

Associate Disectoc

Off ice for Nursing Research

The University of iowa

1. How would you best describe your professional role? (Check one)

□ A. Geriatric mental health nurse

□ B. Geriatric nurse who works with psychiatric patients

□ C Psychiatric nurse who works with geriatric patients

□ D. None of the above (please ask a willing colleague, who would check one of the above, to complete this survey)

□ B. Other, please specify __________

2. What is your educational background? (Check one) Basic preparation in nursing:

□ A. Diploma from a hospital school of nursing

□ B. AA or AS

□ C. BS

□ D. Other, please specify

Post-basic nursing academic preparation:

□ A. BSN

□ B. MSN

□ C. PhD

□ D. Other, please specify __________

3. What are your current professional roles? Indicate PT for part-time or FT for full-time to the right of those you check. (Check all that apply)

Clinical:

□ A. Clinical specialist

□ B. Director of Nursing

□ C. Nurse manager/supervisor

□ D. Nurse practitioner

□ E. Staff nurse

□ R Other, please specify __________

Academic:

□ A. Adjunct faculty

□ B. Assistant professor

□ C. Associate professor

□ D. Clinical instructor

□ E. Professor

□ R Other, please specify ___________

Other:

□ A. Consultant

□ B. Liaison nurse

□ C. Nurse researcher in a clinical setting

□ D. Nurse researcher in an institute or government setting

□ E. Other, please specify ___________

4. Please describe your work setting. (Check any that apply)

□ A. Acute care hospital

□ B. Baccalaureate school or college of nursing

□ C. Community clinic/treatment program

□ D. Community college

□ E. Community residential facility

□ F. Hospice

□ G. Long-term care facility

□ H. Master's program in nursing

□ C. Nurse manager/supervisor

□ D. Nurse practitioner

□ E. Staff nurse

□ R Other, please specify __________

Academic:

□ A. Adjunct faculty

□ B. Assistant professor

□ C. Associate professor

□ D. Clinical instructor

□ E. Professor

□ R Other, please specify ___________

Other:

□ A. Consultant

□ B. Liaison nurse

□ C. Nurse researcher in a clinical setting

□ D. Nurse researcher in an institute or government setting

□ E. Other, please specify ___________

4. Please describe your work setting. (Check any that apply)

□ A. Acute care hospital

□ B. Baccalaureate school or college of nursing

□ C. Community clinic/treatment program

□ D. Community college

□ E. Community residential facility

□ F. Hospice

□ G. Long-term care facility

□ H. Master's program in nursing

□ I. Non-nursing college setting

□ J. Visiting Nurse or home health agency

□ K. Other, please specify…

Dear Reader:

As our aging population and their associated psychosocial problems grow, it is important that we know who the professional geriatric mental health nurses are. Currently, there is no directory of geriatric mental health nurses, nor any list of nurses in the field.

In order to plan for the future, which might include a directory, a professional group, conferences, or simply fulfilling requests for names for consultation, we would like your help.

Please take a few moments to complete the survey that follows, and mail it to: Research Department, 6900 Grove Road, Thorofare, NJ 08086 or fax it to: Research Department at 609-853-5991. Questions 1 through 15 will be held confidential.

If you would like to become a part of the organized system of geriatric mental health nurses, please also complete your mailing address information at the end of the survey.

Thank you,

Vonna Carpentec

Publishing Director/Editorial

SLACK, Inc.

Maty Harper RN, PhD, FAAN

Coordinator, Long-Term Care

NIMH

Kathleen C. Buckwaltec RN, PhD, FAAN

Associate Disectoc

Off ice for Nursing Research

The University of iowa

1. How would you best describe your professional role? (Check one)

□ A. Geriatric mental health nurse

□ B. Geriatric nurse who works with psychiatric patients

□ C Psychiatric nurse who works with geriatric patients

□ D. None of the above (please ask a willing colleague, who would check one of the above, to complete this survey)

□ B. Other, please specify __________

2. What is your educational background? (Check one) Basic preparation in nursing:

□ A. Diploma from a hospital school of nursing

□ B. AA or AS

□ C. BS

□ D. Other, please specify

Post-basic nursing academic preparation:

□ A. BSN

□ B. MSN

□ C. PhD

□ D. Other, please specify __________

3. What are your current professional roles? Indicate PT for part-time or FT for full-time to the right of those you check. (Check all that apply)

Clinical:

□ A. Clinical specialist

□ B. Director of Nursing

□ C. Nurse manager/supervisor

□ D. Nurse practitioner

□ E. Staff nurse

□ R Other, please specify __________

Academic:

□ A. Adjunct faculty

□ B. Assistant professor

□ C. Associate professor

□ D. Clinical instructor

□ E. Professor

□ R Other, please specify ___________

Other:

□ A. Consultant

□ B. Liaison nurse

□ C. Nurse researcher in a clinical setting

□ D. Nurse researcher in an institute or government setting

□ E. Other, please specify ___________

4. Please describe your work setting. (Check any that apply)

□ A. Acute care hospital

□ B. Baccalaureate school or college of nursing

□ C. Community clinic/treatment program

□ D. Community college

□ E. Community residential facility

□ F. Hospice

□ G. Long-term care facility

□ H. Master's program in nursing

□ C. Nurse manager/supervisor

□ D. Nurse practitioner

□ E. Staff nurse

□ R Other, please specify __________

Academic:

□ A. Adjunct faculty

□ B. Assistant professor

□ C. Associate professor

□ D. Clinical instructor

□ E. Professor

□ R Other, please specify ___________

Other:

□ A. Consultant

□ B. Liaison nurse

□ C. Nurse researcher in a clinical setting

□ D. Nurse researcher in an institute or government setting

□ E. Other, please specify ___________

4. Please describe your work setting. (Check any that apply)

□ A. Acute care hospital

□ B. Baccalaureate school or college of nursing

□ C. Community clinic/treatment program

□ D. Community college

□ E. Community residential facility

□ F. Hospice

□ G. Long-term care facility

□ H. Master's program in nursing

□ I. Non-nursing college setting

□ J. Visiting Nurse or home health agency

□ K. Other, please specify

5. How would you describe your patient population? (Check one)

□ A. geriatric patients in a hospital setting

□ B. geriatric patients in the community

□ C. psychiatric patients in a hospital setting

□ D. psychiatric patients in the community

□ E. special population (please name the group, eg Alzheimer's, etc) _____________

6. Are you certified in gerontological nursing? (Check one)

□ A. Yes

□ B. No

If yes, by whom? ___________

7. Are you certified in psychiatric nursing? (Check one)

D A. Yes

dB. No

If yes, by whom? ___________

8. How long have you been a nurse? ___________ Years

9. How long have you been a geriatric mental health nurse ___________Years

10. How active are you in professional nursing organizations? (Check one)

a A. Not at all

D B. Attend some conventions

a C. Regularly attend meetings and go to conventions

11. Indicate the professional nurse organizations to which you belong. (Check all that apply)

D A. ANA

D B. APNA

D C. GSA

D D. NGNA

D E. NLN

a F. Other, please specify ___________

12. Please indicate the journals that you read regularly. (Check all that apply)

□ A. American Journal of Nursing

□ B. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing

□ C. Geriatric Nursing

□ D. Journal of Gerontological Nursing

□ E. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

□ F. Nursing '93

□ G. Other, please specify ___________

13. Please indicate your age. ___________

14. Please indicate your sex.

□ A. Male

□ B. Female

15. What issues or topics are of primary concern today for geriatric mental health nurses and the populations they serve?

___________

16. If you are actively involved as a researcher or as an assistant to ongoing research, would you please supply us with your name and mailing address so that we may send you an additional questionnaire?

Name: ___________

Address: ___________

City: ___________

State: ___________

Zip Code: ___________

17. If you would like to have your name printed in a list or directory of geriatric mental health nurses, please supply the following:

Name: ___________

Address: ___________

City: ___________

State: ___________

Zip Code: ___________

( ) ___________ Work number

( ) ___________ Home number

10.3928/0098-9134-19931001-12

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