An evaluation of nursing specialty in neonatal critical care nurse practitioner, Prachomklao College of Nursing, Phetchaburi province

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วารุณี เกตุอินทร์
อัจฉราวดี ศรียะศักดิ์
สุชาดา บุญธรรม
อัญชนา จุลศิริ
ยุคลธร แจ่มฤทธิ์

Abstract

This study aimed to evaluate program of nursing specialty in neonatal critical care nurse practitioner. The researcher focused on evaluating context, input, process, product, and impact. The participants were 75 graduates of the program in neonatal critical care nurse practitioner batch 1-3, and 20 head nurses or colleagues of neonatal critical care nurse practitioner. Two validated questionnaires and semi-structure interview were used for data collection. They were validated by 3 experts with the reliability of Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient 0.89. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and content analysis.


The results revealed that the graduates’ batch 1 and 3 evaluated the input, process, and product of the nursing specialty in neonatal critical care nurse practitioner being appropriated at the high level ( gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.40, SD = .622; gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.27, SD = .701; gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.01, SD = .595 and gif.latex?\bar{x}= 4.22, SD = .567 respectively). However, the graduates’ batch 2 evaluated the context and product at the highest level. The overall mean scores of perceptions about neonatal critical care nurse practitioner competencies were at a high level ( gif.latex?\bar{x}= 3.15, SD = .472). Considering in each dimension, the result of the study showed that the highest mean score was the technology, innovation and research ( = 3.35, SD = .508). However, head nurses or colleagues of neonatal critical care nurse practitioner evaluated neonatal critical care nurse practitioner competencies were at a highest level (gif.latex?\bar{x}= 3.51, SD = .376). The technology, innovation and research dimension was the highest mean score ( gif.latex?\bar{x}= 3.56, SD = .417).


The overall program evaluation was in high level. However, the participants suggested about provide more details via website, adding topic calculate calories and should test immunity before going to practicum and practice setting respirator skill. The course manager should take the evaluation results into account for proper improvement.

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เกตุอินทร์ว, ศรียะศักดิ์อ, บุญธรรมส, จุลศิริอ, แจ่มฤทธิ์ย. An evaluation of nursing specialty in neonatal critical care nurse practitioner, Prachomklao College of Nursing, Phetchaburi province. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2019Dec.30 [cited 2020Feb.20];20(3):154-65. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JRTAN/article/view/206032
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