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Determination of nurses’ clinical competence in critical care ward in Golestan hospital
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Background & Aim: competency is very important in order to maintain power and authority to carry out nursing activities. So, the assessment of clinical competence of nurses in clinical environments can help to nursing administrators and managers to investigate the effects of environmental differences on clinical competence. The aim of this study was Determination of nurses’ clinical competence in critical care wards in Golestan hospital in 2014.

Material & Methods: A descriptive design was applied in this study. The sample consisted of 205 nurses who working in critical care wards in Golestan hospital in 2014. The instruments used in this study included a demographic questionnaire and nursing clinical competence scale (NCCS). The reliability and validity of the instruments were assessed. The Cronbach's alpha was determined within seven dimensions between 74-87 %. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive and analytical statistics through Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS), Version 20.

Results: Results showed that the mean score of clinical competence of nurses is above average. Also in variable ranking the "quality insurance” was the lowest (14.75±3.74) and “job responsibility” was the highest(47.85±8.91).

Conclusion: Current research indicates desirable level of nurses’ clinical competence that reported by nurses. But in ranking of nurses’ clinical competence,”quality insurance” dimension was the lowest. So, this study suggests that hospital leaders should pay more attention to the reasons decreasing the quality of nursing care and apply strategy to promote nursing care.

Keywords: Clinical competence, Nurses, Hospital
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/12/14 | Accepted: 2016/12/14 | Published: 2016/12/14
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نشریه پژوهشی تحلیلی دانشکده پرستاری الیگودرز (توسعه پرستاری در سلامت) Aligoodarz Nursing Faculty Analytic Research Journal
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