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Q-Factor Emotional Intelligence Profiles as an Area for Development in Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Students
Journal of Nursing Education (2014)
  • Shawn Bryant Collins
  • Duane Covrig, Andrews University
  • Isadore Newman, University of Akron Main Campus
Abstract

Some fear that the added demands of the Affordable Care Act may worsen already high attrition rates among nurses. One potential solution is that graduate nursing programs must do a better job of selecting and retaining those who can persist in training to gain the clinical and leadership skills necessary to fill these new roles. Some believe emotional intelligence (EI) may help with the selection and retention of graduate nursing students. This study examined EI in 216 nurse anesthesia (NA) students. Q-factor analysis was used to create EI profiles of first-semester, 1-year, and last-semester NA students. It showed one EI type was consistent at each point in the program: High Facial Reader/Low EI Manager

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Publication Date
September 1, 2014
Citation Information
Shawn Bryant Collins, Duane Covrig and Isadore Newman. "Q-Factor Emotional Intelligence Profiles as an Area for Development in Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Students" Journal of Nursing Education Vol. 53 Iss. 9 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/duane_covrig/7/