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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)