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Director of Vanguard University’s Nursing Program, Dr. Mary Wickman, Published an Article in The Journal for Nurses in Professional Development

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VU-Staff-12-156Professor, director, research facilitator and now author, Dr. Mary Wickman impacts the world of nursing in many ways.

In conjunction with other researchers, all holding masters and doctorates, Dr. Wickman, the director of Vanguard’s nursing program, contributed work from her role as a research facilitator at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton for the article. The article is titled: The Hospital Staff Nurse Perceptions of Competency to Care for Patients with Psychiatric or Behavioral Health Concerns.

Published in the September/October issue of the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, the study features work between three sister ministries: St. Joseph, St. Jude and Mission Hospital. According to the article, after performing a survey of 844 nurses across the three locations, the research revealed “a lack of nurse confidence to intervene in situations that require de-escalation techniques and crisis communication.”

To read the entire article, click here.

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