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Table 2 Nurses participating in the study

From: Improvement in self-reported confidence in nurses’ professional skills in the emergency department

Variable Year Subgroups of Nurses in 2011
  2007 2011 “New” “Experienced”
Nurses 36 58 36 22
Women/Men 32/4 46/12 26/10 18/4
Age, years 39.2 ± 9.3 38.6 ± 10.5 35.5 ± 10.2 43.7 ± 9.1**
Professional experience, years 11.3 ± 8.8 10.6 ± 8.9 7.7 ± 7.9 15.4 ± 8.5***
  1. Continuous variables are presented as mean ± SD.
  2. P values between “new” and “experienced” nurses were as follows: ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001.