Postgraduate programmes enhance practice and further professionalise nursing, say Welsh researchers.
The team interviewed 19 nurses who had completed a Masters course.
Data was collected in the United Kingdom and Germany from August 2006 to February 2007.
The researchers found that nurses who had completed a Masters course increasingly used research-based evidence to underpin changes made to practice and multi-professional working was enhanced.
Writing online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, they said nurses’ confidence had improved, and they had “rediscovered and championed the profession”.