SATISFACTION OF GRADUATES REGARDING THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR PRACTICAL NURSING (MODIFIED COURSE) AD 2013 OF THE POLICE NURSING COLLEGE
Keywords:satisfaction, curriculum evaluation, practical nurse
The descriptive research objective of this study was to examine the practical nurses' satisfaction regarding the certificate program for practical nursing (modified course) AD. 2013 of the Police Nursing College. The population was 68 practical nurses who graduated in the academic year 2017. The data were collected using a satisfaction questionnaire then tested by Cronbach's alpha coefficient, in which the coefficient of the questionnaire was .89 The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, including frequency, percentages, mean, and standard deviation.
Overall, the results showed that the satisfaction scores of practical nurses were at a high level (M = 4.09, SD = .81). The satisfaction scores of nurses were also at high levels in all aspects. The achievement of the curriculum purpose had the highest satisfaction level (M = 4.39, SD = .61). The structure and content of the curriculum had the second highest satisfaction level (M = 4.29, SD = .70), followed by the teaching staff (M = 4.21, SD = .72), the method of teaching and learning (M = 4.03, SD = .70), and the instructional facilities, which had the lowest level of satisfaction (M = 3.55, SD = .83).
The result suggested that the Police Nursing College should develop the curriculum of the certificate program for practical nursing (modified course) AD. 2013 by promoting and improving the instructional facilities as the first priority to achieve the goal of the curriculum, maintain a high level of satisfaction, and develop a quality curriculum that can respond to the demand of the practical nurse students in the future.
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