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Table 2 Characteristics of cardiovascular nurses (n = 55)

From: Education and practice gaps on atrial fibrillation and anticoagulation: a survey of cardiovascular nurses

Demographic variable n (%)
Female (n = 55) 47 (86)
Highest level of education (n = 55)
 • Nursing training  • Bachelor degree  • Graduate certificate  • Master’s degree  • PhD  • Other 5 (9) 15 (27) 11 (20) 16 (29) 5 (9) 3 (6)
Work location (n = 55)
 • Metro  • Regional or rural 39 (70) 16 (29)
Country of workplace (n = 55)
 • New South Wales  • Australian Capital Territory  • Victoria  • Western Australia  • Northern Territory  • Queensland  • Tasmania  • South Australia  • New Zealand 24 (44) 0 4 (7) 0 0 22 (40) 0 0 5 (9)
Area of specialty practice (n = 55)
 • Chronic Heart Failure  • Acute Coronary Syndrome  • Coronary Care Unit  • Cardiac Rehabilitation  • Cardiac Step Down  • Cath Lab  • Research  • Education  • General Medicine  • Other 21 (38) 8 (15) 20 (36) 8 (15) 5 (9) 5 (9) 3 (6) 3 (6) 3 (6) 1 (2)
Current position (n = 55)
 • Registered Nurse  • Clinical Nurse Specialist  • Clinical Nurse Educator  • Clinical Nurse Consultant  • Nurse Practitioner  • Other 18 (33) 12 (22) 3 (6) 10 (18) 9 (18) 3 (6)
Years working in clinical practice (n = 52)
 • Less than 3  • 4–5  • 6–10  • More than 10 2 (4) 7 (8) 6 (12) 40 (77)
Years working in cardiovascular nursing (n = 55)
 • Less than 3  • 4–5  • 6–10  • More than 10 6 (11) 2 (4) 13 (24) 34 (62)
Years working in current department (n = 55)
 • Less than 3  • 4–5  • 6–10  • More than 10 13 (24) 13 (24) 14 (26) 15 (27)
Proportion of patients seen aged 65+ (n = 54)
 • Less than 25 %  • 26–50 %  • 51–75 %  • 76 % or more 0 (0) 4 (7) 31 (57) 19 (35)