I am a graduate student working on my capstone project. I'm looking at the knowledge of nursing students regarding pain assessment and management. Would love to hear the communities thoughts on the following question. Does current education practices prepare nurses to adequately assess and manage pain? I'd be interested to hear from educators on how much you spend on pain in your curriculum and do you fill it is adequate? It would be interesting to hear from new graduate nurses and how comfortable you feel with pain assessment and management. In my research I found that on average nurses spend about 40% of their shift addressing pain, however NCLEX exam focuses very little on pain management and assessment.
Looking forward to reading your comments!
Thanks in advance,