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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Construction and practice of a comprehensive nursing skills course with simulation in an RN-BSN program in China: a quasi-experimental study

Variables Total (n = 91) M ± SD or n (%) Less work experience (< 3 years) (n = 38) M ± SD or n (%) More work experience (≥ 3 years) (n = 53) M ± SD or n (%) χ2 or t p-Value
Age (years) 25.16 ± 2.52 23.63 ± 1.51 26.26 ± 2.53 −6.189 < 0.001
Gender
 Male 6 (6.6) 3 (7.9) 3 (5.7) < 0.001 0.999
 Female 85 (93.4) 35 (92.1) 50 (94.3)   
Work unit
 Tertiary hospital 50 (54.9) 26 (68.4) 24 (45.3) 4.990 0.164
 Secondary hospital 14 (15.4) 4 (10.5) 10 (18.9)   
 First hospital 5 (5.5) 2 (5.3) 3 (5.7)   
 Others 22 (24.2) 6 (15.8) 16 (30.1)   
Professional title
 Nurse 72 (79.1) 28 (100.0) 44 (30.2) 1.167 0.280
 Nurse practitioner 19 (20.9) 0 (0.0) 19 (17.0)   
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation