Curriculum Evaluation of the Master Program in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Plan B, Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University
Keywords:competency, master program, mental health and psychiatric nursing
AbstractThis descriptive study aimed to compare competencies of nurses who graduated from the Master Programin Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing (Plan B), Khon Kaen University, as perceived by themselves andtheir hospital directors/ head nurses. The sample included 60 nurses who graduated during 2004-2007, and56 hospital directors/ head nurses. The instruments included the Nursing Competency Evaluation. Descriptivestatistics and t-test were used to analyze the data. The study found significant difference of the overall nursingcompetencies as evaluated by nurses themselves and their hospital directors/ head nurses at the .05 level. Considering each item of the competencies, it was found that nurses evaluated themselves at a good to very goodlevel in all items except one whereas the directors/ head nurses evaluated the nurses at a moderate to very goodlevel.
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