The Development of Registered Nurses’ Core Competencies in Neurology Nursing Care, Prasat Neurological Institute


  • Thanpimol Kensakoo Prasat Neurological Institute, Department of Medical Services
  • Werayuth Srithumsuk Faculty of Nursing Science, Phetchaburi Rajabhat University


Registered nurse, Competency, Neurology nursing care


This research aimed to develop of registered nurses’ core competencies in neurology nursing care, Prasat neurological institute. This competency develops by 17 experts’ registered nurses. Purposive sampling was used for 104 registered nurses who worked in related neurological wards with at least one-year experiences. The research instrument consisted of 1) Semi-open-ended questionnaire for experts; 2) personal data and 3) registered nurses’ core competencies assessment in neurology nursing care. They were tested for content validity by 5 experts. The content validity index was 0.99 and the reliability coefficients was 0.979. Data analyzed by using frequency, percentage, average score, standard deviation, and factor analysis with correlation matrix, factor extraction with principal component analysis, and factor rotation by orthogonal rotation and varimax.

The results of this research showed the nurses’ core competencies in neurology nursing care of Prasat neurological institute has a total of 10 components and 77 variables were 1) nursing care for ischemic stroke patient; 2) nursing care to prevent neurological complications; 3) Knowledge and ability of nursing process utilization; 4) nursing care for neuroimmunology patient; 5) nursing care for epilepsy patient; 6) discharge planning for rehabilitation and continuum care; 7) cardiopulmonary resuscitation nursing implementation; 8) educating, advising, and mentoring for novice personnel; 9) nursing care for heart and circulatory systems; and 10) basic swallowing assessment. Nursing administrators can use the research results as a guideline for selecting registered nurses who have knowledge, specific expertise for working in neurological nursing care to make patients receive appropriate care, safety, and achieve good nursing outcomes.


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Kensakoo ธ, Srithumsuk ว. The Development of Registered Nurses’ Core Competencies in Neurology Nursing Care, Prasat Neurological Institute. J Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 2020 Dec. 29 [cited 2022 Jul. 1];21(3):340-9. Available from:



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