J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2017 Jan;23(1):90-100. 10.11111/jkana.2017.23.1.90.

Developing of a Tool for Ambulatory Care Nurse Competencies

Affiliations
  • 1CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, CHA University, Korea. yusso2012@daum.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to develop a tool to evaluate the nursing competency of ambulatory nurses and to verify the reliability and validity of the developed tool for use in general hospitals.
METHODS
The evaluation tool for ambulatory nursing competency was developed through a literature review and tests for validity and reliability.
RESULTS
Subsequent to a review of the literature on nursing performance of ambulatory nurses, a 12 item questionnaire was developed. Through factor analysis, 12 items in a 2 factor solution were derived. Cronbach's α coefficient of the final instrument was .86.
CONCLUSION
The assessment tool developed in this study allows for objective assessments of nursing competencies in relation to the competencies expected of ambulatory care nurses. It is hoped that the assessment tool can be used for empirical verification and to provide basic data for establishing the necessary policies to secure outstanding human resources.

Keyword

Ambulatory care nurses; Nursing competencies; Nursing performance

MeSH Terms

Ambulatory Care*
Hope
Hospitals, General
Humans
Nursing
Reproducibility of Results
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