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Table 6 Content analysis of survey competence statements: frequency of codes and themes identified by students and RVNs

From: Competence perceptions of veterinary nursing students and registered veterinary nurses in Ireland: a mixed methods explanatory study

Theme Constituent codes References by students
%         N
References by RVNs
%          N
Knowledge Knowing 33 9 67 18
Understanding 14 1 86 6
Apply knowledge 36 5 64 9
Performance Able to do 33 27 67 55
Skilful 50 5 50 5
To a standard 27 3 73 8
Safe 17 1 83 5
Experience 17 1 83 5
Without error 0 0 100 2
Professional behaviour Efficient 33 2 67 4
Trustworthy 50 2 50 2
Work without help 20 1 80 4
Ask for help 50 1 50 1
Being responsible 0 0 100 3
Qualified person 0 0 100 4
Use initiative 0 0 100 5
Teach others 0 0 100 1
Leadership 0 0 100 2
Confidence Confident 17 4 83 19