COMPETENCY EVALUATION OF THE TRAINEES IN THE EMERGENCY NURSE TRAINING PROGRAM AT BOROMARAJONANI COLLEGE OF NURSING BANGKOK
Keywords:competency evaluation, Emergency Nurse Training Program, emergency nursing competency
This descriptive study was designed to examine nursing competencies of 60 nurses, who was trained from the Emergency Nurse Training Program at Boromarajonani College of Nursing Bangkok. The sixty trained nurses and their supervisors (44 cases) were asked after one year of completion to fill out the 109 items of emergency nursing competency scale, included 11 domains of competencies: emergency and crisis nursing practice, triage and emergency symptom assessment, advanced life support, teamwork and coordinator, communication, their characteristics and service behaviors, disaster management, leadership, law ethics and patient advocacy, discharge planning and referral, and academic in emergency nursing and quality improvement. Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of the scale was 0.87. The data were analyzed by using mean, percentage, standard deviation, and independent t-test. The results revealed that: 1. Both trained nurses and their supervisors rated all domains of emergency nursing competencies as “good” ( =4.30, SD=0.40 and =4.33, SD=0.57, respectively). 2. The trained nurses perceived their emergency nursing competencies as “excellence” on the domain of their characteristics and service behaviors ( =4.54, SD=0.53) and emergency and crisis nursing practice ( =45, SD=0.51). 3. The supervisors rated triage and emergency symptom assessment domain ( =4.36, SD=0.58)
and advanced life support domain ( =4.36, SD=0.59) of the trained nurses to perform tasks as “excellence.” 4. There was no statistical difference between trained nurses’ and their supervisors’ opinions toward the emergency nursing competencies in all domains (p-value = .05).
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