Needs assessment in nurse practitioner training program of master nursing science

  • พัชรินทร์ พูลทวี ผู้ช่วยศาสตราจารย์ คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา
  • สุวรรณา จันทร์ประเสริฐ รองศาสตราจารย์ คณะพยาบาลศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา
  • สมสมัย รัตนกรีฑากุล


The aim of this survey research was to describe the needs for nurse practitioners’ short course training, the factors affecting the needs and training pattern among nursing graduates who were awarded a Master of Nursing Science degree. The participants were 410 nurses who hold a master's degree of Nursing Science. Descriptive statistics were used to explore the personal characteristics and present it in the form of frequency, mean and standard deviation. Besides, univariate analysis was performed by using the Pearson's Chi-square test and Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient. The results showed that the needs for nurse practitioners’ short course training overall level was at the medium level. Factors supporting is the organization's sponsorship of the training. Therefore, the participants also expressed that they


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