Development and Psychometric Testing of the Students' Nursing Competence Scale

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303942
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Psychometric Testing of the Students' Nursing Competence Scale
Author(s):
Tseng, Hui-Chen; Weng, Wei-Che; Wang, Hsiu-Hung
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hui-Chen Tseng, RN, PhD, teach.tseng@gmail.com; Wei-Che Weng, MD; Hsiu-Hung Wang, RN, PhD, FAAN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to report the development and psychometric testing of the Students’ Nursing Competence Scale and explore the individual influencing factors of the nursing competence among baccalaureate nursing students.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted by using a structured questionnaire and a convenience sampling method. The instrument was tested with third and fourth year baccalaureate nursing students (n= 446) in southern Taiwan. Face and content validity, construct validity and Cronbach’s coefficient alpha were assessed.

Results: The scale demonstrated internal consistency (Cronbach’s coefficient alpha: 0.97). Each subscale demonstrated high internal consistency: 0.95, 0.90, and 0.91 respectively. Exploratory factor analysis classified a three – component structure in the results, accounting for 67.84% of the total variance. There were three factors of the Students’ Nursing Competence Scale, including professional practice skills (14items, M = 3.91 ± 0.61), professional humanity skills (6 items, M = 4.27 ± 0.58), and self - development skills (4 items, M = 3.86 ± 0.77). The average score of Students’ Nursing Competence Scale was 3.99 ± 0.58 (scale 0 - 5), indicating approximately 80 percent of performances on nursing competence. The influencing factors of nursing competence were the variables of the grade, applying for student’s loans, the score of practicum achievement, and the degrees of interests to nursing, and they accounted for 16.2% of the total variance.

Conclusion: The results of this study develop a reliable and valid scale for nurse educators to evaluate the performances of nursing education programs and provide information for nurse managers to design orientation programs for newly graduated nurses.

Keywords:
nursing student; nursing competence
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment and Psychometric Testing of the Students' Nursing Competence Scaleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTseng, Hui-Chenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWeng, Wei-Cheen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hsiu-Hungen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsHui-Chen Tseng, RN, PhD, teach.tseng@gmail.com; Wei-Che Weng, MD; Hsiu-Hung Wang, RN, PhD, FAAN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303942-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study is to report the development and psychometric testing of the Students’ Nursing Competence Scale and explore the individual influencing factors of the nursing competence among baccalaureate nursing students. <p><b>Methods: </b>A cross-sectional survey was conducted by using a structured questionnaire and a convenience sampling method. The instrument was tested with third and fourth year baccalaureate nursing students (n= 446) in southern Taiwan. Face and content validity, construct validity and Cronbach’s coefficient alpha were assessed. <p><b>Results: </b>The scale demonstrated internal consistency (Cronbach’s coefficient alpha: 0.97). Each subscale demonstrated high internal consistency: 0.95, 0.90, and 0.91 respectively. Exploratory factor analysis classified a three – component structure in the results, accounting for 67.84% of the total variance. There were three factors of the Students’ Nursing Competence Scale, including professional practice skills (14items, M = 3.91 ± 0.61), professional humanity skills (6 items, M = 4.27 ± 0.58), and self - development skills (4 items, M = 3.86 ± 0.77). The average score of Students’ Nursing Competence Scale was 3.99 ± 0.58 (scale 0 - 5), indicating approximately 80 percent of performances on nursing competence. The influencing factors of nursing competence were the variables of the grade, applying for student’s loans, the score of practicum achievement, and the degrees of interests to nursing, and they accounted for 16.2% of the total variance. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The results of this study develop a reliable and valid scale for nurse educators to evaluate the performances of nursing education programs and provide information for nurse managers to design orientation programs for newly graduated nurses.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing studenten_GB
dc.subjectnursing competenceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:19Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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