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Table 1 Nurse Characteristics

From: Parents and nurses balancing parent-infant closeness and separation: a qualitative study of NICU nurses’ perceptions

  Montreal
N = 18
Turku
N = 19
Characteristic N (%) N (%)
Education
 Graduate 3 (16.67 %) 0 (0.00 %)
 Undergraduate 14 (77.78 %) 19 (100.00 %)
 Junior Collegea 1 (5.56 %) 0 (0.00 %)
Experience in NICU
 0 to 6 months 0 (0 %) 1 (5.26 %)
 6 months to 12 months 4 (22.22 %) 2 (10.53 %)
 Over 12 months 14 (77.78 %) 16 (84.21 %)
Work Experience
 0 to 6 months 0 (0.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
 6 months to 12 months 4 (22.22 %) 2 (10.53 %)
 Over 12 months 14 (77.78 %) 17 (89.47 %)
Employment Status
 Full-time 9 (50.00 %) 17 (89.47 %)
 Part-time 9 (50.00 %) 0 (0.00 %)
 Other 0 (0.00 %) 2 (10.53 %)
Shift used HAPPY
 Day 15 (83.33 %) 7 (36.84 %)
 Evening 3 (16.67 %) 6 (31.58 %)
 Night 0 (0.00 %) 4 (21.05 %)
 12-h day shift N/A 2 (10.53 %)
  1. aJunior college is a 3 year program after high school and before university