J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2019 May;26(2):107-116. 10.7739/jkafn.2019.26.2.107.

Factors Influencing Confidence in Performing Fundamental Nursing Skills of Nursing Students: Focused on Professionalism and Self-efficacy

Affiliations
  • 1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Choonhae College of Health Sciences, Ulsan, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology, Jinju, Korea. mj1225@gntech.ac.kr
  • 3Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify factors with nursing students's confidence in performing fundamental nursing skills. The focus was on professionalism and self-efficacy METHOD: For the sample 258 fourth graders of nursing students were recruited in two universities located in Gyeongnam or Ulsan. Data were analyzed using t-test, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and hierarchical multiple regression.
RESULTS
The mean score for confidence in performing fundamental nursing skills was 3.71±0.58. Nursing professionalism and self-efficacy were positively correlated with confidence in performing fundamental nursing skills. Analysis using multiple regression showed that 27% of factors predicting confidence in performance of fundamentals of nursing practice (F=16.43, p<.001) included nursing professionalism (β=.37, p<.001), self-expression (β=.15, p=.009), and self-efficacy (β=.14, p=.029).
CONCLUSION
Findings show that nursing professionalism is one of the major factors influencing confidence in performing fundamental nursing skills. In order to improve the confidence in performing fundamental nursing skills, it is necessary to establish effective educational strategies that firmly enhance nursing professionalism and improve self-efficacy in nursing students.

Keyword

Nursing student; Professionalism; Self-efficacy; Clinical competence

MeSH Terms

Clinical Competence
Humans
Methods
Nursing*
Professionalism*
Students, Nursing*
Ulsan
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