Survey of alcohol and other drug use attitudes and behaviors in nursing students

Jeffrey N Baldwin, Jean K. Bartek, David M. Scott, R. Ellen Davis-Hall, Edward M. Desimone

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Abstract

Statewide nursing student alcohol and other drug (AOD) use attitudes and behaviors were assessed. Response was 929/2017 (46%) (practical nursing [n = 173/301] 57.3%; diploma and associate degree in nursing [n = 282/417] 67.6%; bachelor of science in nursing [n = 474/1299] 36.5%). Nearly 44% reported inadequate substance abuse education. Past-year AOD use included tobacco 36.9%, marijuana 6.8%, sedatives 4.6%, and opioids 2.6%. Past-year AOD-related events included blackouts 19.8%, class/work under the influence 6.3%, patient care under the influence 3.9%, lowered grades/job evaluations 6.6%, and legal charges 3.6%. Heavy drinking was reported by 28.9%. Practical nursing (PN) students most often reported tobacco use and sedative use, whereas Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) students most often reported marijuana use. Family histories of alcohol-related problems and drug-related problems were reported, respectively, by 48.1% and 19.2% of respondents; 51.1% reported at least one of these. PN students most often reported such family histories. Nursing educational systems should proactively address student AOD prevention, education, and assistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-238
Number of pages9
JournalSubstance Abuse
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

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Nursing Students
Practical Nursing
Alcohols
Nursing
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Tobacco Use
Cannabis
Hypnotics and Sedatives
Education
Opioid Analgesics
Drinking
Substance-Related Disorders
Patient Care
Surveys and Questionnaires
Students

Keywords

  • Alcohol use
  • Drug use
  • Students
  • Surveys
  • Undergraduate nursing education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Baldwin, J. N., Bartek, J. K., Scott, D. M., Davis-Hall, R. E., & Desimone, E. M. (2009). Survey of alcohol and other drug use attitudes and behaviors in nursing students. Substance Abuse, 30(3), 230-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897070903040964

Survey of alcohol and other drug use attitudes and behaviors in nursing students. / Baldwin, Jeffrey N; Bartek, Jean K.; Scott, David M.; Davis-Hall, R. Ellen; Desimone, Edward M.

In: Substance Abuse, Vol. 30, No. 3, 01.07.2009, p. 230-238.

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Baldwin, JN, Bartek, JK, Scott, DM, Davis-Hall, RE & Desimone, EM 2009, 'Survey of alcohol and other drug use attitudes and behaviors in nursing students', Substance Abuse, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 230-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897070903040964
Baldwin JN, Bartek JK, Scott DM, Davis-Hall RE, Desimone EM. Survey of alcohol and other drug use attitudes and behaviors in nursing students. Substance Abuse. 2009 Jul 1;30(3):230-238. https://doi.org/10.1080/08897070903040964
Baldwin, Jeffrey N ; Bartek, Jean K. ; Scott, David M. ; Davis-Hall, R. Ellen ; Desimone, Edward M. / Survey of alcohol and other drug use attitudes and behaviors in nursing students. In: Substance Abuse. 2009 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 230-238.
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